Canon Elph 115 IS vs Canon ELPH 180

Portability
96
Imaging
41
Features
35
Overall
38
Canon Elph 115 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38

Canon Elph 115 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Key Specs

Canon Elph 115 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.7-5.9) lens
  • 135g - 93 x 57 x 20mm
  • Announced January 2013
  • Alternate Name is IXUS 132 HS
Canon ELPH 180
(Full Review)
  • 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
  • Revealed January 2016
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Canon Elph 115 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Overview

In this article, we will be matching up the Canon Elph 115 IS vs Canon ELPH 180, both Ultracompact cameras and both of them are produced by Canon. The sensor resolution of the Elph 115 IS (16MP) and the ELPH 180 (20MP) is pretty close and they enjoy the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The Elph 115 IS was introduced 3 years before the ELPH 180 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before we go straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the Elph 115 IS scores against the ELPH 180 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon Elph 115 IS over the Canon ELPH 180

 Elph 115 IS ELPH 180 
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution461k230kCrisper screen (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Canon Elph 115 IS

 ELPH 180 Elph 115 IS 
RevealedJanuary 2016January 2013More modern by 35 months

Common features in the Canon Elph 115 IS and Canon ELPH 180

 Elph 115 IS ELPH 180 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Canon Elph 115 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry around your camera often, you'll need to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon Elph 115 IS provides exterior dimensions of 93mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs) whilst the Canon ELPH 180 has proportions of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") and a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you use at the time. Following is the front view measurements comparison of the Elph 115 IS versus the ELPH 180.

Canon Elph 115 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Elph 115 IS and ELPH 180 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Canon Elph 115 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 top view buttons comparison

Canon Elph 115 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its hard to picture the difference in sensor sizes only by viewing specs. The pic here will offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the Elph 115 IS and ELPH 180.

As you can plainly see, both of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Canon ELPH 180 to provide you with more detail using its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop shots a little more aggressively. The more aged Elph 115 IS will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon Elph 115 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 sensor size comparison

Canon Elph 115 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon Elph 115 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon Elph 115 IS Portrait photography highlights
Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography highlights
36
decent megapixels (16MP)
features face detection focus
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
40
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
includes face detect focusing
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon Elph 115 IS
Street photography with Canon ELPH 180
58
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
60
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon Elph 115 IS Sports photography information
Canon ELPH 180 Sports photography information
39
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
slow frames per second (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
low battery life (170 shots)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
40
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
continuous shooting slow (0.8 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon Elph 115 IS as a Travel photography camera
Canon ELPH 180 as a Travel photography camera
63
decent megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
low battery life (170 shots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.7)
68
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon Elph 115 IS
Landscape photography with Canon ELPH 180
42
pretty wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.7)
manual mode not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
low battery life (170 per charge)
lack of Timelapse recording
42
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
lack of manual exposure
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon Elph 115 IS Vlogging factors
Canon ELPH 180 Vlogging factors
34
pretty wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f2.7)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of external microphone support
32
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focusing
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of mic support
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Canon Elph 115 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon Elph 115 IS and Canon ELPH 180
 Canon Elph 115 ISCanon PowerShot ELPH 180
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model Canon Elph 115 IS Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
Also Known as IXUS 132 HS -
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2013-01-29 2016-01-05
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 5 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 16MP 20MP
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 3200 1600
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points 1 -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-120mm (5.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Max aperture f/2.7-5.9 f/3.2-6.9
Macro focus distance 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 461 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology PureColor II G TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 2.0 frames/s 0.8 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.50 m 3.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps) 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 135g (0.30 pounds) 126g (0.28 pounds)
Dimensions 93 x 57 x 20mm (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 170 photographs 220 photographs
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 shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots One One
Cost at release $225 $119