Ten Point-and-Shoot Cameras That Are Better Than Your Smart Phone

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS Pocket Superzoom Camera

Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS Pocket Superzoom Camera

Social networking fanatics looking for a small, affordable, easy to use pocket camera that compliments their Smart Phone won’t do any better than the Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS. It’s got a 10x optical zoom lens and Canon’s proven 12-megapixel CMOS sensor with HS system for great image quality – even low light. But the reason it’s perfect for Facebook and Instagram addicts is the built-in Wi-Fi. With Canon’s mobile app installed on your Smart Phone, you can wirelessly transfer photos and videos to your phone and upload them right to your favorite social networking sites.

Why is it better than a Smart Phone?
Optics, optics, optics. There’s simply no way a Smart Phone’s fixed focal length lens can replicate what the 330 HS’s 10x image-stabilized zoom can do. Plus, Canon’s 12-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor has better image quality than you’ll get from any Smart Phone, as well.

Learn More About the Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS >>

  • MSRP: $199
  • 12-megapixel 1/2.3-inch backlit CMOS sensor
  • 10x 24-250mm f/2.0-6.9 (equivalent) optical zoom
  • 1920 x 1080 full HD video at 24 FPS
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with mobile app for iOS and Android
  • Sensitivity: ISO 80 to 6400
  • 3-inch 460k-dot LCD display
  • Shooting modes: Programmed auto with Hybrid Auto and scene modes
  • 6.2 FPS high-speed burst

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Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of PhotographyREVIEW.com and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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  • James Felbab says:

    Apprarently you missed this.


    For the majority of photographs taken every day, the cameras are way more advanced than the photographers. It’s really not all about the latest and best gear. What it’s really about is whats behind the gear. That could/should be your next article,IMO. Something like “How the top 10 photographers can use a smartphone to create stunning photos.” Or, “Top ten tips to make you a better photographer.” Good photographers don’t come out of a shrink wrapped box and never will. Photography is a skill and you can’t buy that skill with the latest and greatest $$$ camera. And, yes, the best camera is the one you have with you. I don’t carry around my cameras and lenses wherever I go but I do have my phone with me at all times. I’m not inclined to carry my P&S cameras as well as a phone so if/when the need arises the phone does an admirable job of capturing the moment.

    I read that the top selling camera in the world is the smartphone. Nothing else even comes close. That being the case, why not work on helping these smartphone users become better photographers. Once they realize the smartphones limitations they might be inclined to move up to a more advanced camera but it is not all about gear.

    Here are four points that are irrefutable.
    A poor photographer with a poor camera = a poor photo.
    A poor photographer with a great camera = a poor photo.
    A great photographer with a poor camera = a great photo.
    A poor photographer with a great camera = a great photo.

  • James Felbab says:

    That last point should have read… A great photographer with a great camera – a great photo.

  • susanne says:

    need advice: my husband has recently retired &, shall we say, not retiring well. Many years ago, he was an excellent semi-pro photographer. I’d like to find a good digital camera to get him interested in life again. We are an a very limited income (SS only). Any suggestions where I could start?

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