Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 190 IS

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
 
Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS front
Portability
95
Imaging
48
Features
25
Overall
38

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 190 IS Key Specs

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
Canon ELPH 190 IS
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.0-6.9) lens
  • 138g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Introduced January 2016
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 190 IS Overview

Below, we will be comparing the Canon ELPH 180 and Canon ELPH 190 IS, both Ultracompact digital cameras and both of them are produced by Canon. The image resolution of the ELPH 180 (20MP) and the ELPH 190 IS (20MP) is pretty well matched and they come with the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 180 was manufactured about the same time to the ELPH 190 IS which means that they are of a similar age. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before we go in to a full comparison, below is a short summation of how the ELPH 180 matches up versus the ELPH 190 IS in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Canon ELPH 190 IS

 ELPH 180 ELPH 190 IS 

Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 190 IS over the Canon ELPH 180

 ELPH 190 IS ELPH 180 

Common features in the Canon ELPH 180 and Canon ELPH 190 IS

 ELPH 180 ELPH 190 IS 
IntroducedJanuary 2016January 2016Similar age
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension2.7"2.7"Identical screen dimensions
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 190 IS Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to travel with your camera regularly, you need to consider its weight and proportions. The Canon ELPH 180 provides outside measurements of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") along with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) whilst the Canon ELPH 190 IS has measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") having a weight of 138 grams (0.30 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you use at that time. Below is the front view dimension comparison of the ELPH 180 and the ELPH 190 IS.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 190 IS size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the ELPH 180 and ELPH 190 IS is 96 and 95 respectively.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 190 IS top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 190 IS Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is difficult to picture the difference between sensor dimensions merely by looking at specs. The pic below might offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the ELPH 180 and ELPH 190 IS.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact MP therefore you can expect similar quality of pictures however you really should factor the age of the products into consideration.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 190 IS sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 190 IS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 190 IS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography info
Canon ELPH 190 IS Portrait photography info
40
good MP (20 megapixels)
comes with face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
40
good resolution (20MP)
supports face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 as a Street photography camera
Canon ELPH 190 IS as a Street photography camera
60
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
59
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 as a Sports photography camera
Canon ELPH 190 IS as a Sports photography camera
40
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20MP)
continuous shooting slow (0.8 fps)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
38
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
max frames per second very slow (0.8 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery power (190 CIPA)
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Travel photography info
Canon ELPH 190 IS Travel photography info
68
good MP (20MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
does not have selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
64
good resolution (20MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
bad battery power (190 per charge)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 as a Landscape photography camera
Canon ELPH 190 IS as a Landscape photography camera
42
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual exposure
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse recording
41
fairly wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen is small (2.7")
manual exposure not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
bad battery power (190 CIPA)
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 as a Vlogging camera
Canon ELPH 190 IS as a Vlogging camera
32
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection autofocus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
does not have selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone jack
32
fairly wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
slow max aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of mic support
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 190 IS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 180 and Canon ELPH 190 IS
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 180Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2016-01-05 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 dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3
Maximum resolution 5152 x 3864 5152 x 3864
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 24-240mm (10.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/3.0-6.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 0.8fps 0.8fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.00 m (at Auto ISO) 4.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 126g (0.28 pounds) 138g (0.30 pounds)
Dimensions 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") 95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 220 pictures 190 pictures
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-11LH NB-11LH
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $119 $159