Canon ELPH 180 vs Panasonic FP8

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 front
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
20
Overall
29

Canon ELPH 180 vs Panasonic FP8 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
Panasonic FP8
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 151g - 96 x 60 x 20mm
  • Launched July 2009
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Panasonic FP8 Overview

On this page, we are looking at the Canon ELPH 180 vs Panasonic FP8, both Ultracompact digital cameras by rivals Canon and Panasonic. There is a huge difference between the image resolutions of the ELPH 180 (20MP) and FP8 (12MP) but both cameras have the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 180 was announced 6 years after the FP8 which is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before we go right into a in-depth comparison, here is a short introduction of how the ELPH 180 grades vs the FP8 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Panasonic FP8

 ELPH 180 FP8 
LaunchedJanuary 2016July 2009More modern by 79 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP8 over the Canon ELPH 180

 FP8 ELPH 180 

Common features in the Canon ELPH 180 and Panasonic FP8

 ELPH 180 FP8 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal display measurement
Display resolution230k230kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Canon ELPH 180 vs Panasonic FP8 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to carry around your camera frequently, you will want to factor its weight and size. The Canon ELPH 180 provides exterior dimensions of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) while the Panasonic FP8 has specifications of 96mm x 60mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8") and a weight of 151 grams (0.33 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon ELPH 180 vs Panasonic FP8 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you select at that time. Below is a front view physical size comparison of the ELPH 180 and the FP8.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Panasonic FP8 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the ELPH 180 and FP8 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Panasonic FP8 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Panasonic FP8 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its hard to visualize the contrast between sensor sizes only by looking at a spec sheet. The image underneath will help provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the ELPH 180 and FP8.

Clearly, both the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but different MP. You should anticipate the Canon ELPH 180 to give you more detail with its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics more aggressively. The more modern ELPH 180 provides an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Panasonic FP8 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Panasonic FP8 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 180 vs Panasonic FP8 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography features
Panasonic FP8 Portrait photography features
40
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
includes face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
21
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Street photography info
Panasonic FP8 Street photography info
60
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
55
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than others (151g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon ELPH 180
Sports photography with Panasonic FP8
40
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
painfully slow continuous shooting (0.8 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
25
image stabilization (Optical)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,300s)
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Travel photography information
Panasonic FP8 Travel photography information
68
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
does not offer selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
56
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
more heavy than others (151 grams)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic FP8 Landscape photography highlights
42
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
32
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Vlogging information
Panasonic FP8 Vlogging information
32
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external mic support
28
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have microphone support
more heavy than others (151 grams)
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Panasonic FP8 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 180 and Panasonic FP8
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 180Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8
General Information
Brand Canon Panasonic
Model Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2016-01-05 2009-07-27
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 4+ Venus Engine V
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5152 x 3864 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Largest aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1300s
Continuous shooting rate 0.8 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.00 m (at Auto ISO) 5.50 m
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
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 126 grams (0.28 pounds) 151 grams (0.33 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") 96 x 60 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8")
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 photographs -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-11LH -
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 card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
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