Canon ELPH 180 vs Nikon S7000

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S7000 front
Portability
94
Imaging
42
Features
40
Overall
41

Canon ELPH 180 vs Nikon S7000 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
  • Released January 2016
Nikon S7000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 165g - 99 x 60 x 27mm
  • Announced February 2015
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Nikon S7000 Overview

Its time to look a little more closely at the Canon ELPH 180 versus Nikon S7000, both Ultracompact digital cameras by manufacturers Canon and Nikon. There is a considerable difference between the resolutions of the ELPH 180 (20MP) and S7000 (16MP) but both cameras have the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 180 was manufactured 11 months after the S7000 and they are of a similar age. Both the cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before we go straight to a detailed comparison, here is a short overview of how the ELPH 180 matches up against the S7000 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Nikon S7000

 ELPH 180 S7000 
AnnouncedJanuary 2016February 2015More modern by 11 months

Reasons to pick Nikon S7000 over the Canon ELPH 180

 S7000 ELPH 180 
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Canon ELPH 180 and Nikon S7000

 ELPH 180 S7000 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch display Neither features Touch display

Canon ELPH 180 vs Nikon S7000 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera frequently, you will have to think about its weight and proportions. The Canon ELPH 180 enjoys 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) and the Nikon S7000 has measurements of 99mm x 60mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1") along with a weight of 165 grams (0.36 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you select at the time. Here is a front view over all size comparison of the ELPH 180 vs the S7000.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Nikon S7000 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the ELPH 180 and S7000 is 96 and 94 respectively.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Nikon S7000 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Nikon S7000 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very tough to envision the difference between sensor sizes just by reading technical specs. The picture here should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the ELPH 180 and S7000.

As you can tell, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same resolution. You can expect to see the Canon ELPH 180 to offer you extra detail due to its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos a bit more aggressively. The newer ELPH 180 will have a benefit in sensor innovation.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Nikon S7000 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Nikon S7000 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 180 vs Nikon S7000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon ELPH 180
Portrait photography with Nikon S7000
40
MP count good (20 megapixels)
provides face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
36
good MP (16MP)
has face detection focus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 as a Street photography camera
Nikon S7000 as a Street photography camera
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
56
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
heavier than competition (165g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon ELPH 180
Sports photography with Nikon S7000
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
slow fps (0.8 frames/s)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
46
incredible zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (180 per charge)
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Travel photography information
Nikon S7000 Travel photography information
68
MP count good (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
does not have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
66
good MP (16MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
very long zoom (500mm)
terrible battery power (180 per charge)
heavier than competition (165g)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon ELPH 180
Landscape photography with Nikon S7000
42
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual exposure not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
44
relatively wide (25mm)
good sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.4)
no manual control
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
terrible battery power (180 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Vlogging info
Nikon S7000 Vlogging info
32
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
does not have a selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone support
33
relatively wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow max aperture (f3.4)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
no external mic support
heavier than competition (165 grams)
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Nikon S7000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 180 and Nikon S7000
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 180Nikon Coolpix S7000
General Information
Make Canon Nikon
Model Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Nikon Coolpix S7000
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2016-01-05 2015-02-10
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 4+ -
Sensor type CCD CMOS
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 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3
Highest resolution 5152 x 3864 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 25-500mm (20.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/3.4-6.5
Macro focus distance 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 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 0.8fps 9.2fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.00 m (at Auto ISO) 5.70 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, on, slow synchro, off -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure 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) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic 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
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 126 gr (0.28 pounds) 165 gr (0.36 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") 99 x 60 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1")
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 images 180 images
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-11LH EN-EL19
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Cost at launch $119 $280