Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ1

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
 
Fujifilm XQ1 front
Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
55
Overall
46

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ1 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
  • Released January 2016
Fujifilm XQ1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F1.8-4.9) lens
  • 206g - 100 x 59 x 33mm
  • Introduced November 2013
  • Successor is Fujifilm XQ2
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ1 Overview

Here is a extensive overview of the Canon ELPH 180 versus Fujifilm XQ1, both Ultracompact digital cameras by rivals Canon and FujiFilm. There is a sizeable difference between the sensor resolutions of the ELPH 180 (20MP) and XQ1 (12MP) and the ELPH 180 (1/2.3") and XQ1 (2/3") enjoy different sensor sizing.

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The ELPH 180 was brought out 2 years later than the XQ1 and that is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving through a comprehensive comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the ELPH 180 matches up versus the XQ1 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Fujifilm XQ1

 ELPH 180 XQ1 
IntroducedJanuary 2016November 2013Fresher by 26 months

Reasons to pick Fujifilm XQ1 over the Canon ELPH 180

 XQ1 ELPH 180 
Manually focus More exact focusing
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kClearer display (+690k dot)

Common features in the Canon ELPH 180 and Fujifilm XQ1

 ELPH 180 XQ1 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ1 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry your camera often, you will want to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Canon ELPH 180 has got outer dimensions of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") and a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm XQ1 has dimensions of 100mm x 59mm x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") and a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are employing at that moment. Here is the front view measurement comparison of the ELPH 180 against the XQ1.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ1 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the ELPH 180 and XQ1 is 96 and 92 respectively.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ1 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ1 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is tough to visualize the gap between sensor sizing only by looking at a spec sheet. The photograph below might provide you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the ELPH 180 and XQ1.

As you can see, the 2 cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The ELPH 180 featuring a tinier sensor is going to make achieving bokeh more difficult and the Canon ELPH 180 will resolve greater detail having its extra 8MP. Greater resolution will enable you to crop images somewhat more aggressively. The newer ELPH 180 should have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ1 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ1 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography information
Fujifilm XQ1 Portrait photography information
40
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
supports face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
44
you can focus manually
features face detect focus
exports RAW files
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (2/3")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon ELPH 180
Street photography with Fujifilm XQ1
60
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
no moving screen
very small sensor size (2/3")
more heavy than competition in class (206g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Sports photography highlights
Fujifilm XQ1 Sports photography highlights
40
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
slow fps (0.8 fps)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
50
has image stabilization (Optical)
great battery power (240 shots)
has phase detect auto focus
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (2/3")
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Travel photography information
Fujifilm XQ1 Travel photography information
68
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
64
great battery power (240 shots)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (206 grams)
megapixel count low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Landscape photography highlights
Fujifilm XQ1 Landscape photography highlights
42
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is small (2.7")
no manual control
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
no Time Lapse function
57
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (25mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
great battery power (240 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (2/3")
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon ELPH 180
Vlogging with Fujifilm XQ1
32
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic support
34
reasonably wide (25mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no microphone port
more heavy than competition in class (206g)
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 180 and Fujifilm XQ1
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 180Fujifilm XQ1
General Information
Company Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Fujifilm XQ1
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2016-01-05 2013-11-26
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 4+ -
Sensor type CCD CMOS X-TRANS II
Sensor size 1/2.3" 2/3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 8.8 x 6.6mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 58.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5152 x 3864 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/1.8-4.9
Macro focus range 1cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 4.1
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7" 3"
Screen resolution 230k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed 0.8 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m (at Auto ISO) 7.40 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, on, off, slow syncho
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, 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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 126g (0.28 lb) 206g (0.45 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") 100 x 59 x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3")
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 photos 240 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-11LH NP-48
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at launch $119 $500