Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 360 HS

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
 
Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS front
Portability
95
Imaging
48
Features
39
Overall
44

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 360 HS Key Specs

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
  • Introduced January 2016
Canon ELPH 360 HS
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-300mm (F3.6-7.0) lens
  • 147g - 100 x 58 x 23mm
  • Revealed January 2016
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 360 HS Overview

Here, we will be looking at the Canon ELPH 180 and Canon ELPH 360 HS, both Ultracompact cameras and they are both produced by Canon. The resolution of the ELPH 180 (20MP) and the ELPH 360 HS (20MP) is pretty comparable and both cameras provide the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 180 was revealed very close to the ELPH 360 HS which means that they are both of a similar age. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before diving right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple summation of how the ELPH 180 scores versus the ELPH 360 HS with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Canon ELPH 360 HS

 ELPH 180 ELPH 360 HS 

Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 360 HS over the Canon ELPH 180

 ELPH 360 HS ELPH 180 
Focus manually Very precise focus
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution461k230kCrisper screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Canon ELPH 180 and Canon ELPH 360 HS

 ELPH 180 ELPH 360 HS 
RevealedJanuary 2016January 2016Same age
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 360 HS Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry your camera often, you will need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Canon ELPH 180 provides outer dimensions of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) whilst the Canon ELPH 360 HS has dimensions of 100mm x 58mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") having a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are employing at that time. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the ELPH 180 against the ELPH 360 HS.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 360 HS size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the ELPH 180 and ELPH 360 HS is 96 and 95 respectively.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 360 HS top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 360 HS Sensor Comparison

Often, it's hard to see the difference in sensor sizing purely by checking out technical specs. The visual here will give you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the ELPH 180 and ELPH 360 HS.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras feature the identical sensor size and the exact same resolution therefore you can expect comparable quality of photos although you should take the launch date of the cameras into account.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 360 HS sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 360 HS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 360 HS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography factors
Canon ELPH 360 HS Portrait photography factors
40
megapixel count decent (20MP)
supports face detect focus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
45
has manual focus
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
features face detection focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon ELPH 180
Street photography with Canon ELPH 360 HS
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
more heavy than average in class (147g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 as a Sports photography camera
Canon ELPH 360 HS as a Sports photography camera
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
painfully slow continuous shooting (0.8 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
38
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
slow continuous shooting (2.5 fps)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
low battery pack (180 per charge)
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon ELPH 180
Travel photography with Canon ELPH 360 HS
68
megapixel count decent (20MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
65
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
great zoom (300mm)
does not have Timelapse function
low battery pack (180 per charge)
more heavy than average in class (147 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Landscape photography information
Canon ELPH 360 HS Landscape photography information
42
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
49
has manual focus
pretty wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
no manual mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
low battery pack (180 per charge)
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon ELPH 180
Vlogging with Canon ELPH 360 HS
32
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing mic support
33
pretty wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have external microphone support
more heavy than average in class (147 grams)
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Canon ELPH 360 HS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 180 and Canon ELPH 360 HS
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 180Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2016-01-05 2016-01-05
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 4+ DIGIC 4+
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3
Highest Possible resolution 5152 x 3864 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 25-300mm (12.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/3.6-7.0
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 0.8 frames per second 2.5 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt 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
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone 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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 126g (0.28 pounds) 147g (0.32 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") 100 x 58 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 images 180 images
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 shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots Single Single
Cost at release $119 $209