Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ2

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
 
Fujifilm XQ2 front
Portability
92
Imaging
41
Features
57
Overall
47

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ2 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
  • Introduced January 2016
Fujifilm XQ2
(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
  • Launched January 2015
  • Superseded the Fujifilm XQ1
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ2 Overview

Its time to look much closer at the Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ2, both Ultracompact digital cameras by manufacturers Canon and FujiFilm. There exists a crucial gap between the image resolutions of the ELPH 180 (20MP) and XQ2 (12MP) and the ELPH 180 (1/2.3") and XQ2 (2/3") posses totally different sensor dimensions.

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The ELPH 180 was revealed 12 months after the XQ2 and they are of a similar generation. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before we go into a full comparison, here is a short summary of how the ELPH 180 matches up vs the XQ2 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Fujifilm XQ2

 ELPH 180 XQ2 
LaunchedJanuary 2016January 2015Newer by 12 months

Reasons to pick Fujifilm XQ2 over the Canon ELPH 180

 XQ2 ELPH 180 
Focus manually Very precise focus
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kClearer display (+690k dot)

Common features in the Canon ELPH 180 and Fujifilm XQ2

 ELPH 180 XQ2 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ2 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to travel with your camera regularly, you're going to have to take into account its weight and size. The Canon ELPH 180 comes with 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 Fujifilm XQ2 has specifications of 100mm x 59mm x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") having a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are employing at the time. The following is a front view overall size comparison of the ELPH 180 against the XQ2.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ2 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the ELPH 180 and XQ2 is 96 and 92 respectively.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ2 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ2 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its difficult to see the contrast between sensor dimensions simply by looking at a spec sheet. The image here may provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the ELPH 180 and XQ2.

As you can see, both of those cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The ELPH 180 using its tinier sensor will make getting shallow depth of field harder and the Canon ELPH 180 will give you extra detail because of its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop images a good deal more aggressively. The more modern ELPH 180 is going to have an edge with regard to sensor tech.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ2 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ2 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography highlights
Fujifilm XQ2 Portrait photography highlights
40
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
provides face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
44
you can focus manually
features face detect focus
delivers RAW files
no external flash support
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor size (2/3")
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Street photography highlights
Fujifilm XQ2 Street photography highlights
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
no articulating screen
small sensor size (2/3")
more heavy than competitors (206 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon ELPH 180
Sports photography with Fujifilm XQ2
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
low fps (0.8 fps)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
53
has image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking focus
good battery life (240 CIPA)
supports phase detect auto focus
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor size (2/3")
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 as a Travel photography camera
Fujifilm XQ2 as a Travel photography camera
68
megapixel count good (20MP)
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
65
good battery life (240 per charge)
flash built-in
fairly wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors (206g)
MP count low (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Landscape photography factors
Fujifilm XQ2 Landscape photography factors
42
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
focusing manually not possible
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
57
you can focus manually
fairly wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (240 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (2/3")
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Vlogging advice
Fujifilm XQ2 Vlogging advice
32
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone support
35
fairly wide (25mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing microphone port
more heavy than competitors (206 grams)
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Fujifilm XQ2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 180 and Fujifilm XQ2
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 180Fujifilm XQ2
General Information
Brand Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Fujifilm XQ2
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2016-01-05 2015-01-14
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 4+ EXR Processor II
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 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 5152 x 3864 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 1600 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mount 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
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.1
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 0.8 frames per sec 12.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m (at Auto ISO) 7.40 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, on, off, slow syncho
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB 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) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 126g (0.28 lbs) 206g (0.45 lbs)
Physical 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 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 photographs 240 photographs
Battery form 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 feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
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