Canon ELPH 135 vs Canon ELPH 180

Portability
96
Imaging
42
Features
26
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 front
 
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38

Canon ELPH 135 vs Canon ELPH 180 Key Specs

Canon ELPH 135
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.2-6.9) lens
  • 127g - 95 x 54 x 22mm
  • Released February 2014
  • Additionally Known as IXUS 145
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 135 vs Canon ELPH 180 Overview

Its time to take a deeper look at the Canon ELPH 135 versus Canon ELPH 180, both Ultracompact digital cameras and both of them are built by Canon. The resolution of the ELPH 135 (16MP) and the ELPH 180 (20MP) is very well matched and both cameras offer the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 135 was introduced 23 months earlier than the ELPH 180 making them a generation away from one another. Both the cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a brief overview of how the ELPH 135 matches up versus the ELPH 180 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 135 over the Canon ELPH 180

 ELPH 135 ELPH 180 

Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Canon ELPH 135

 ELPH 180 ELPH 135 
ReleasedJanuary 2016February 2014More modern by 23 months

Common features in the Canon ELPH 135 and Canon ELPH 180

 ELPH 135 ELPH 180 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal display sizing
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch display Neither features Touch display

Canon ELPH 135 vs Canon ELPH 180 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry around your camera frequently, you'll need to take into account its weight and size. The Canon ELPH 135 enjoys outside dimensions of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") and a weight of 127 grams (0.28 lbs) whilst the Canon ELPH 180 has specifications of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") along with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Here is a front view size comparison of the ELPH 135 compared to the ELPH 180.

Canon ELPH 135 vs Canon ELPH 180 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the ELPH 135 and ELPH 180 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Canon ELPH 135 vs Canon ELPH 180 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 135 vs Canon ELPH 180 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be hard to imagine the difference between sensor sizes merely by looking at specifications. The pic here will help offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the ELPH 135 and ELPH 180.

To sum up, both the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but different MP. You can expect to see the Canon ELPH 180 to resolve extra detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop images more aggressively. The more aged ELPH 135 is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Canon ELPH 135 vs Canon ELPH 180 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 135 vs Canon ELPH 180 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 135 vs Canon ELPH 180 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon ELPH 135
Portrait photography with Canon ELPH 180
36
good MP (16 megapixels)
has face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
40
good MP (20 megapixels)
supports face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 135 Street photography info
Canon ELPH 180 Street photography info
58
image stabilization (Digital)
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 135 Sports photography factors
Canon ELPH 180 Sports photography factors
42
image stabilization (Digital)
good MP (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
low fps (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20 megapixels)
max frames per second very slow (0.8 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 135 Travel photography factors
Canon ELPH 180 Travel photography factors
66
good MP (16MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
68
good MP (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 135 Landscape photography factors
Canon ELPH 180 Landscape photography factors
40
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
good MP (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
small screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
42
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 135 as a Vlogging camera
Canon ELPH 180 as a Vlogging camera
31
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
has face detect autofocus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of microphone jack
32
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of microphone support
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Canon ELPH 135 vs Canon ELPH 180 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 135 and Canon ELPH 180
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 135Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
Otherwise known as IXUS 145 -
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2014-02-12 2016-01-05
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Digic 4+ DIGIC 4+
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 5152 x 3864
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points 1 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/3.2-6.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 2.7"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 0.8fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, on, off, slow sync Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone 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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 127 gr (0.28 lb) 126 gr (0.28 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 230 shots 220 shots
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-11L 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 SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots Single Single
Retail price $119 $119