Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 340 HS

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
 
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS front
Portability
95
Imaging
42
Features
39
Overall
40

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 340 HS 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
  • Revealed January 2016
Canon ELPH 340 HS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1280 video
  • 25-300mm (F3.6-7.0) lens
  • 147g - 100 x 58 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2014
  • Other Name is IXUS 265 HS
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 340 HS Overview

Following is a extensive analysis of the Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 340 HS, both Ultracompact cameras and both are produced by Canon. There exists a sizable gap among the sensor resolutions of the ELPH 180 (20MP) and ELPH 340 HS (16MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 180 was launched 2 years after the ELPH 340 HS which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before diving straight to a thorough comparison, here is a short summary of how the ELPH 180 grades vs the ELPH 340 HS with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Canon ELPH 340 HS

 ELPH 180 ELPH 340 HS 
RevealedJanuary 2016January 2014More modern by 25 months

Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 340 HS over the Canon ELPH 180

 ELPH 340 HS ELPH 180 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution461k230kSharper screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Canon ELPH 180 and Canon ELPH 340 HS

 ELPH 180 ELPH 340 HS 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Missing Touch friendly screen

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 340 HS Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry around your camera, you will have to factor its weight and proportions. The Canon ELPH 180 provides outer dimensions of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") having a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) whilst the Canon ELPH 340 HS has measurements of 100mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you select at the time. The following is a front view size comparison of the ELPH 180 vs the ELPH 340 HS.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 340 HS size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the ELPH 180 and ELPH 340 HS is 96 and 95 respectively.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 340 HS top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 340 HS Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its tough to visualize the difference in sensor sizes merely by checking out specs. The picture underneath will give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the ELPH 180 and ELPH 340 HS.

All in all, both of those cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different resolution. You can count on the Canon ELPH 180 to show more detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop pictures more aggressively. The more modern ELPH 180 should have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 340 HS sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 340 HS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 340 HS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography features
Canon ELPH 340 HS Portrait photography features
40
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
offers face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
42
manual focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has face detect autofocus
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 as a Street photography camera
Canon ELPH 340 HS as a Street photography camera
60
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
56
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
more heavy than average (147g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Sports photography highlights
Canon ELPH 340 HS Sports photography highlights
40
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
max frames per second low (0.8 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
slow frames per second (4.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery (190 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Travel photography info
Canon ELPH 340 HS Travel photography info
68
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
does not posses selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
64
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (25mm)
very long reach (300mm)
no Timelapse recording
not so great battery (190 CIPA)
more heavy than average (147 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Landscape photography features
Canon ELPH 340 HS Landscape photography features
42
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
small screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse recording
47
manual focus
quite wide (25mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
manual mode not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
not so great battery (190 CIPA)
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Vlogging info
Canon ELPH 340 HS Vlogging info
32
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
does not posses selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone socket
33
quite wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1280 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
display is not selfie friendly
no microphone port
more heavy than average (147 grams)
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 340 HS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 180 and Canon ELPH 340 HS
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 180Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
Also Known as - IXUS 265 HS
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2016-01-05 2014-01-06
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 4+ DIGIC 4+
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5152 x 3864 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 25-300mm (12.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/3.6-7.0
Macro focusing range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 461 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 0.8fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.00 m (at Auto ISO) 4.00 m
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1280 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1280
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 126 grams (0.28 pounds) 147 grams (0.32 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") 100 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" 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 220 images 190 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-11LH NB-11LH
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Price at launch $119 $199