Canon ELPH 140 IS vs Canon ELPH 180

Portability
96
Imaging
42
Features
26
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38

Canon ELPH 140 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Key Specs

Canon ELPH 140 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 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
  • 127g - 95 x 54 x 22mm
  • Released February 2014
  • Alternate Name is IXUS 150
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
  • Announced January 2016
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Canon ELPH 140 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Overview

Its time to examine more in depth at the Canon ELPH 140 IS versus Canon ELPH 180, both Ultracompact cameras and both of them are designed by Canon. The resolution of the ELPH 140 IS (16MP) and the ELPH 180 (20MP) is pretty close and they come with the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 140 IS was brought out 23 months earlier than the ELPH 180 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before we go in to a complete comparison, below is a simple summation of how the ELPH 140 IS matches up against the ELPH 180 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 140 IS over the Canon ELPH 180

 ELPH 140 IS ELPH 180 

Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Canon ELPH 140 IS

 ELPH 180 ELPH 140 IS 
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Common features in the Canon ELPH 140 IS and Canon ELPH 180

 ELPH 140 IS ELPH 180 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension2.7"2.7"Identical screen measurement
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch screen Neither includes Touch screen

Canon ELPH 140 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry your camera regularly, you need to take into account its weight and volume. The Canon ELPH 140 IS features outer measurements of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") and a weight of 127 grams (0.28 lbs) while the Canon ELPH 180 has sizing of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") having a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you choose at the time. Following is the front view measurement comparison of the ELPH 140 IS vs the ELPH 180.

Canon ELPH 140 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the ELPH 140 IS and ELPH 180 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Canon ELPH 140 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 140 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very difficult to visualise the gap in sensor sizing purely by looking through technical specs. The graphic below will help provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the ELPH 140 IS and ELPH 180.

As you have seen, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Canon ELPH 180 to render extra detail having its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop shots much more aggressively. The older ELPH 140 IS will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon ELPH 140 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 140 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 140 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 140 IS Portrait photography factors
Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography factors
36
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
features face detect autofocus
no manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
40
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
features face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 140 IS Street photography factors
Canon ELPH 180 Street photography factors
58
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 140 IS Sports photography information
Canon ELPH 180 Sports photography information
42
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
features tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
max frames per second low (0.8 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 140 IS as a Travel photography camera
Canon ELPH 180 as a Travel photography camera
66
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
68
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 140 IS Landscape photography highlights
Canon ELPH 180 Landscape photography highlights
40
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (2.7")
no manual control
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
42
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
small screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 140 IS as a Vlogging camera
Canon ELPH 180 as a Vlogging camera
31
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone jack
32
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external mic port
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Canon ELPH 140 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 140 IS and Canon ELPH 180
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 ISCanon PowerShot ELPH 180
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
Also referred to as IXUS 150 -
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2014-02-12 2016-01-05
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 4+ DIGIC 4+
Sensor type CCD 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 16 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 5152 x 3864
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Max aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/3.2-6.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 15s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s 0.8 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow sync Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
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 file format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 127g (0.28 lbs) 126g (0.28 lbs)
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 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 230 photographs 220 photographs
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
Storage slots 1 1
Price at launch $129 $119