Canon ELPH 180 vs Casio EX-Z16

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-Z16 front
Portability
99
Imaging
37
Features
19
Overall
29

Canon ELPH 180 vs Casio EX-Z16 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
Casio EX-Z16
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • " Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 848 x 480 video
  • 36-107mm (F3.2-5.7) lens
  • n/ag - 101 x 59 x 20mm
  • Released September 2010
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Casio EX-Z16 Overview

Here, we will be matching up the Canon ELPH 180 vs Casio EX-Z16, both Ultracompact cameras by competitors Canon and Casio. There is a big difference among the resolutions of the ELPH 180 (20MP) and EX-Z16 (12MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 180 was revealed 5 years later than the EX-Z16 and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before diving straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a simple overview of how the ELPH 180 grades vs the EX-Z16 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Casio EX-Z16

 ELPH 180 EX-Z16 
ReleasedJanuary 2016September 2010More recent by 65 months
Screen size2.7""Bigger screen (+2.7")
Screen resolution230k0kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z16 over the Canon ELPH 180

 EX-Z16 ELPH 180 
Manual focus More exact focus

Common features in the Canon ELPH 180 and Casio EX-Z16

 ELPH 180 EX-Z16 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen Neither provides Touch screen

Canon ELPH 180 vs Casio EX-Z16 Physical Comparison

When you are going to lug around your camera regularly, you'll need to consider its weight and volume. The Canon ELPH 180 provides outside measurements of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") and a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) while the Casio EX-Z16 has sizing of 101mm x 59mm x 20mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.8") having a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you choose at that moment. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the ELPH 180 against the EX-Z16.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Casio EX-Z16 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the ELPH 180 and EX-Z16 is 96 and 99 respectively.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Casio EX-Z16 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Casio EX-Z16 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is hard to visualise the contrast in sensor measurements simply by looking through technical specs. The visual underneath might offer you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the ELPH 180 and EX-Z16.

As you can tell, both of those cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same resolution. You should count on the Canon ELPH 180 to provide you with extra detail because of its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The more modern ELPH 180 will have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Casio EX-Z16 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Casio EX-Z16 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 180 vs Casio EX-Z16 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography details
Casio EX-Z16 Portrait photography details
40
decent MP (20 megapixels)
offers face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
28
you can focus manually
no manual control
cannot use external flash
low resolution (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Street photography advice
Casio EX-Z16 Street photography advice
60
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
59
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon ELPH 180
Sports photography with Casio EX-Z16
40
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
low frames per second (0.8 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
28
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Travel photography information
Casio EX-Z16 Travel photography information
68
decent MP (20MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
does not posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
53
flash built-in
does not have Time Lapse function
low resolution (12MP)
does not offer selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Landscape photography highlights
Casio EX-Z16 Landscape photography highlights
42
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
no manual control
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
33
you can focus manually
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (")
no manual control
low resolution (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Vlogging highlights
Casio EX-Z16 Vlogging highlights
32
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external mic support
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
does not offer selfie friendly display
video res low (848 x 480 pxls)
does not have external mic socket
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Casio EX-Z16 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 180 and Casio EX-Z16
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 180Casio Exilim EX-Z16
General Information
Brand Canon Casio
Model type Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Casio Exilim EX-Z16
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2016-01-05 2010-09-20
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 4+ Exilim Engine 5.0
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 20 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5152 x 3864 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 36-107mm (3.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/3.2-5.7
Macro focusing range 1cm 7cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inch -
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 0 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 0.8fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m (at Auto ISO) -
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p) 848 x 480
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 848x480
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 126g (0.28 lb) -
Physical dimensions 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") 101 x 59 x 20mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.8")
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 220 photos -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-11LH -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) -
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card -
Card slots One One
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