Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 180

Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
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Canon ELPH 300 HS front
 
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 180 Key Specs

Canon ELPH 300 HS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.7-5.9) lens
  • 141g - 92 x 56 x 20mm
  • Announced February 2011
  • Also Known as IXUS 220 HS
Canon ELPH 180
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.2-6.9) lens
  • 126g - 95 x 54 x 22mm
  • Released January 2016
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Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 180 Overview

Lets look closer at the Canon ELPH 300 HS and Canon ELPH 180, both Ultracompact cameras and both are manufactured by Canon. There exists a sizeable gap among the sensor resolutions of the ELPH 300 HS (12MP) and ELPH 180 (20MP) but both cameras provide the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 300 HS was released 5 years prior to the ELPH 180 which is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before diving straight to a full comparison, here is a short introduction of how the ELPH 300 HS scores vs the ELPH 180 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 300 HS over the Canon ELPH 180

 ELPH 300 HS ELPH 180 

Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Canon ELPH 300 HS

 ELPH 180 ELPH 300 HS 
ReleasedJanuary 2016February 2011Newer by 59 months

Common features in the Canon ELPH 300 HS and Canon ELPH 180

 ELPH 300 HS ELPH 180 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size2.7"2.7"Same display measurement
Display resolution230k230kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 180 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you need to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon ELPH 300 HS features physical dimensions of 92mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8") with a weight of 141 grams (0.31 lbs) while the Canon ELPH 180 has proportions 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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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you choose at that time. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the ELPH 300 HS compared to the ELPH 180.

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 180 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the ELPH 300 HS and ELPH 180 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 180 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 180 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's difficult to visualize the gap in sensor dimensions merely by checking out specs. The pic below might give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the ELPH 300 HS and ELPH 180.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size but different MP. You should anticipate the Canon ELPH 180 to show more detail as a result of its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The more aged ELPH 300 HS will be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 180 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 180 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 180 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 300 HS Portrait photography advice
Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography advice
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has face detect focusing
no manual focus
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
40
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
has face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 300 HS Street photography highlights
Canon ELPH 180 Street photography highlights
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 300 HS Sports photography factors
Canon ELPH 180 Sports photography factors
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has image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking focus
low frames per second (3.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20MP)
painfully slow continuous shooting (0.8 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 300 HS Travel photography highlights
Canon ELPH 180 Travel photography highlights
59
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
lack of Timelapse function
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f2.7)
68
decent megapixels (20MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse function
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 300 HS Landscape photography factors
Canon ELPH 180 Landscape photography factors
33
rather wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
small screen (2.7")
manual mode not available
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Timelapse function
42
pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual exposure
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 300 HS Vlogging features
Canon ELPH 180 Vlogging features
34
rather wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
lack of microphone port
32
pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect autofocus
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
no mic jack
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Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Canon ELPH 180 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 300 HS and Canon ELPH 180
 Canon ELPH 300 HSCanon PowerShot ELPH 180
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model type Canon ELPH 300 HS Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
Also referred to as IXUS 220 HS -
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2011-02-07 2016-01-05
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 5152 x 3864
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-120mm (5.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.7-5.9 f/3.2-6.9
Macro focusing distance 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology PureColor II G TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 3.0fps 0.8fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 3.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 240 fps) 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 141 grams (0.31 lb) 126 grams (0.28 lb)
Physical dimensions 92 x 56 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8") 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 shots 220 shots
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-4L NB-11LH
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots Single Single
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