Built-in Wi-Fi® allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#; to a PC or upload virtually anywhere on your iOS® or Android device* with the free download of the Canon CameraWindow app**
The PowerShot ELPH 330 HS is equipped with enhanced built-in Wi-Fi® for on-the-go convenience when you want to share what you've recorded with friends, family and the whole world. The camera can connect directly to both iOS® and Android devices*, and upload images via the free Canon CameraWindow app** without a computer. Easily post your images to your favorite social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. The camera's built-in Wi-Fi® also lets you transfer images and video directly to your computer to update friends and family while you're traveling or out and about. Enhanced Wi-Fi® makes posting in real time possible, so you can keep everyone up to date with photos even as events unfold. Easily control the destination of your uploads to social networking sites; share with everyone, or send photos to selected groups. Post to groups, add comments, and edit and upload MOV video files from both iOS® and Android devices*. Frequently used devices and accounts are stored in the camera's Wi-Fi® history menu, so you can immediately connect with a simple touch. Share with other Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot cameras, send images to your computer, and print your photos to Wi-Fi® compatible printers^. Built-in Wi-Fi® on the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS makes it easier than ever for you to express your creative flair, and share it with the entire world!
# One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
* Compatible with IOS version 5.1/6.0/6.1 or later and Android devices version 2.3/4.0/4.1 or later.
** This software enables you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software.
^ Wireless PictBridge certified printer is required.
Short battery life and no view finder caused me to return this camera. I have been a Canon fan since the 1970's, and the camera is a jewel in many ways, but in today's market it does not differentiate itself sufficiently from the new cellphone cameras.
I need the form factor of an A1400 with two AA batteries (that pack 4,000+ Mamp over this camera's 750 Mamp battery [and we are surprised at the complahints of short battery life in many Canon cameras?], that can be purchased, recharged, or come in various types like lithium, rechargeable, or what ever a merchant readily has on his shelf. -- unlike the expensive small but special battery requiring a special recharger this camera requires). It needs a simple shoot for center mass view finder like the A1400 (because otherwise you are trying to aim a 10x+ telephoto soda straw held at arms length with a LCD screen you can't use in daylight -- it doesn't work). Add in the long lens, CMOS sensor and latest DGIC6 processor, and GPS like the SX280. The Canon WiFi needs to generate its own WiFi field so you can immediately load images to a smart phone without hunting for someone's WiFi that isn't available when you need it.
Canon has all the great ingredients, but we need them repackaged to superbly differentiate the Canon camera over a good cell phone camera. Feel free to contact me for more details -- we need Canon to be successful in the age of cell phones.
October 6, 2013
Great small camera
For picture quality, this little, lightweight camera can't be beat by anything as small or convenient... add to that fairly decent video and you have an easy to carry camera for any activity.... I tested the video found that the maximum setting 1920 x 1180 staggers movement, so I use the 1180 x 720 setting and get nice, smooth video... in low light movement I would use the 640 setting... the camera's brain is cost effective but not that big. I also have the Canon Powershot SX 260, which has the advantage of manual focus, manual aperature, but is a bit bigger and heavier.
September 23, 2013
Can't go wrong with this purchase
The camera is top notch for our family and has every feature you could ask for in a camera. We really focused on shutter lag to capture the best picture that sometimes you only get 1 shot at. Also the camera has more than enough optical zoom and features as WiFi, movie mode, and built-in features to try to capture the best picture you can in any situation. In addition I had some trouble installing the WiFi feature which I found out was specs and computer issues on my end that the tech support still helped me out on. The only con as others have posted is the battery lifespan so I highly recommend at purchase to get 1-2 spare batteries that you can always have on hand with charger that is included in camera box. Small camera that packs a ton of punch and is an excellent buy for novices like us to mid range professionals.
September 9, 2013
Great Camera - OK Battery
I've had Canon Powershots to compliment my Canon EOS cameras on vacation or youth events. Even preferred them while shooting for a camp as their media director. The image quality is 95% of the time amazing. Got this one since my 230 was having issues focusing. It was 3 years old and had gone around the file numbering a couple times. Figured it was time to upgrade.
This one is great. Love the zoom. Have used the wifi feature to transfer pics to my phone via the app and upload to social media or send to friends immediately. It's more of a novelty, but have taken advantage of it.
The one thing that drives me crazy is the battery life. I know it's a point and shoot. But I could shoot several hundred pics at a couple youth events on all of my Powershots before. This one, I make sure I have a fully charged battery and a spare one (since it takes the same as some of my other cameras) before traveling anywhere or taking pics at an event. The nice benefit is having a couple spare chargers as well. I pack one in the bag and leave one at home.
The other con is construction. It's a bit more flimsy than the most of the other cameras I've owned. But it's not bad. Just wouldn't want to drop it. I'd pay $25-50 more to have a more substantial camera of this caliber.
So if you want a good image and zoom for the size and cost, go with this one. But look into an extra battery if you plan on taking more than 200-250 pics a day.
August 22, 2013