Canon ELPH 150 IS vs Canon ELPH 180

Portability
95
Imaging
47
Features
21
Overall
36
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38

Canon ELPH 150 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Key Specs

Canon ELPH 150 IS
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.0-6.9) lens
  • 142g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Revealed February 2014
  • Alternate Name is IXUS 155
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
  • Revealed January 2016
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Canon ELPH 150 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Overview

On this page, we are looking at the Canon ELPH 150 IS and Canon ELPH 180, both Ultracompact cameras and both of them are offered by Canon. The image resolution of the ELPH 150 IS (20MP) and the ELPH 180 (20MP) is very close and both cameras posses the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 150 IS was manufactured 23 months before the ELPH 180 making them a generation away from each other. Both cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before diving into a more detailed comparison, here is a simple summation of how the ELPH 150 IS scores versus the ELPH 180 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 150 IS over the Canon ELPH 180

 ELPH 150 IS ELPH 180 

Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Canon ELPH 150 IS

 ELPH 180 ELPH 150 IS 
RevealedJanuary 2016February 2014Newer by 23 months

Common features in the Canon ELPH 150 IS and Canon ELPH 180

 ELPH 150 IS ELPH 180 
Manually focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal display sizing
Display resolution230k230kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch display Neither features Touch display

Canon ELPH 150 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Physical Comparison

If you're going to travel with your camera regularly, you will need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Canon ELPH 150 IS enjoys outside measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") along with a weight of 142 grams (0.31 lbs) whilst the Canon ELPH 180 has dimensions of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") and a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

See the Canon ELPH 150 IS and Canon ELPH 180 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you choose during that time. Underneath is a front view over all size comparison of the ELPH 150 IS and the ELPH 180.

Canon ELPH 150 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the ELPH 150 IS and ELPH 180 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Canon ELPH 150 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 150 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very tough to imagine the contrast in sensor dimensions purely by looking through technical specs. The picture below should provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the ELPH 150 IS and ELPH 180.

As you can tell, both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the same exact MP therefore you can expect comparable quality of files however you should take the launch date of the cameras into account. The more aged ELPH 150 IS will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon ELPH 150 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 150 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 150 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon ELPH 150 IS
Portrait photography with Canon ELPH 180
34
good MP (20 megapixels)
no manual focus
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
40
MP count good (20MP)
offers face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 150 IS Street photography factors
Canon ELPH 180 Street photography factors
59
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 150 IS Sports photography information
Canon ELPH 180 Sports photography information
40
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20MP)
max fps low (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
slow fps (0.8 fps)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 150 IS as a Travel photography camera
Canon ELPH 180 as a Travel photography camera
67
good MP (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
missing Time Lapse function
does not have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
68
MP count good (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 150 IS as a Landscape photography camera
Canon ELPH 180 as a Landscape photography camera
41
relatively wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20 megapixels)
no manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
no manual exposure
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Time Lapse function
42
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 150 IS as a Vlogging camera
Canon ELPH 180 as a Vlogging camera
30
relatively wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not have a selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic socket
32
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing microphone jack
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Canon ELPH 150 IS vs Canon ELPH 180 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 150 IS and Canon ELPH 180
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 ISCanon PowerShot ELPH 180
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
Otherwise known as IXUS 155 -
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2014-02-12 2016-01-05
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip 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 20 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3
Max resolution 5152 x 3864 5152 x 3864
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-240mm (10.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Max aperture f/3.0-6.9 f/3.2-6.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 2.7"
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per second 0.8 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 3.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow sync Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance 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
Microphone 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 142 grams (0.31 lbs) 126 grams (0.28 lbs)
Physical dimensions 95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" 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 photos 220 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-11LH 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 One One
Retail cost $149 $119