Canon ELPH 130 vs Canon ELPH 180

Portability
96
Imaging
41
Features
32
Overall
37
Canon ELPH 130 front
 
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38

Canon ELPH 130 vs Canon ELPH 180 Key Specs

Canon ELPH 130
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.2-6.9) lens
  • 133g - 95 x 56 x 21mm
  • Launched January 2013
  • Alternate Name is IXUS 140
Canon ELPH 180
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  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.2-6.9) lens
  • 126g - 95 x 54 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2016
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Canon ELPH 130 vs Canon ELPH 180 Overview

Below, we will be comparing the Canon ELPH 130 and Canon ELPH 180, both Ultracompact digital cameras and both are sold by Canon. The resolution of the ELPH 130 (16MP) and the ELPH 180 (20MP) is pretty well matched and they use the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 130 was released 4 years before the ELPH 180 which is quite a big gap as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving through a detailed comparison, below is a quick summary of how the ELPH 130 scores against the ELPH 180 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 130 over the Canon ELPH 180

 ELPH 130 ELPH 180 
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Canon ELPH 130

 ELPH 180 ELPH 130 
LaunchedJanuary 2016January 2013Newer by 36 months

Common features in the Canon ELPH 130 and Canon ELPH 180

 ELPH 130 ELPH 180 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen Missing Touch screen

Canon ELPH 130 vs Canon ELPH 180 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to travel with your camera, you're going to have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Canon ELPH 130 has got physical measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs) whilst the Canon ELPH 180 has dimensions of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have chosen at that time. Underneath is the front view over all size comparison of the ELPH 130 compared to the ELPH 180.

Canon ELPH 130 vs Canon ELPH 180 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the ELPH 130 and ELPH 180 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Canon ELPH 130 vs Canon ELPH 180 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 130 vs Canon ELPH 180 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very tough to visualise the contrast between sensor dimensions just by checking specifications. The picture underneath will give you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the ELPH 130 and ELPH 180.

To sum up, each of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Canon ELPH 180 to resolve extra detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop pictures somewhat more aggressively. The more aged ELPH 130 is going to be behind in sensor tech.

Canon ELPH 130 vs Canon ELPH 180 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 130 vs Canon ELPH 180 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 130 vs Canon ELPH 180 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 Portrait photography features
Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography features
36
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
provides face detect autofocus
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
40
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
provides face detection autofocus
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 Street photography details
Canon ELPH 180 Street photography details
58
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 as a Sports photography camera
Canon ELPH 180 as a Sports photography camera
39
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
provides tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
low battery power (190 CIPA)
lacks phase detect autofocus
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
painfully slow continuous shooting (0.8 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 Travel photography information
Canon ELPH 180 Travel photography information
63
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
low battery power (190 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
68
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
does not feature selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon ELPH 130
Landscape photography with Canon ELPH 180
42
really wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
manual exposure not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
low battery power (190 shots)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
42
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
no manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 130 Vlogging factors
Canon ELPH 180 Vlogging factors
31
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have mic jack
32
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external mic port
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Canon ELPH 130 vs Canon ELPH 180 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 130 and Canon ELPH 180
 Canon ELPH 130Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
General Information
Brand Canon Canon
Model Canon ELPH 130 Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
Also Known as IXUS 140 -
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2013-01-07 2016-01-05
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 4 DIGIC 4+
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 5152 x 3864
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Max aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/3.2-6.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology PureColor II G TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15s 15s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per second 0.8 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.50 m 3.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 133 gr (0.29 lb) 126 gr (0.28 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 56 x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 190 images 220 images
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-11L NB-11LH
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $0 $119