Canon ELPH 180 vs Samsung TL210

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
 
Samsung TL210 front
Portability
94
Imaging
36
Features
27
Overall
32

Canon ELPH 180 vs Samsung TL210 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
Samsung TL210
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 177g - 99 x 59 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2010
  • Additionally referred to as PL150
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Samsung TL210 Overview

Following is a extended assessment of the Canon ELPH 180 versus Samsung TL210, both Ultracompact cameras by brands Canon and Samsung. There is a substantial difference among the sensor resolutions of the ELPH 180 (20MP) and TL210 (12MP) but they use the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 180 was introduced 6 years after the TL210 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving in to a full comparison, below is a concise overview of how the ELPH 180 scores vs the TL210 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Samsung TL210

 ELPH 180 TL210 
LaunchedJanuary 2016January 2010More modern by 73 months

Reasons to pick Samsung TL210 over the Canon ELPH 180

 TL210 ELPH 180 
Screen dimension3.5"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.8")

Common features in the Canon ELPH 180 and Samsung TL210

 ELPH 180 TL210 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Canon ELPH 180 vs Samsung TL210 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry around your camera frequently, you should take into account its weight and volume. The Canon ELPH 180 features exterior dimensions of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") having a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) whilst the Samsung TL210 has sizing of 99mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8") with a weight of 177 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you select at that time. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the ELPH 180 against the TL210.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Samsung TL210 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the ELPH 180 and TL210 is 96 and 94 respectively.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Samsung TL210 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Samsung TL210 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's difficult to envision the difference in sensor sizes simply by viewing specifications. The pic here might offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the ELPH 180 and TL210.

To sum up, both of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You can expect the Canon ELPH 180 to result in more detail using its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will let you crop shots much more aggressively. The younger ELPH 180 will have a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Samsung TL210 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Samsung TL210 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 180 vs Samsung TL210 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography details
Samsung TL210 Portrait photography details
40
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
has face detection focus
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
21
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon ELPH 180
Street photography with Samsung TL210
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
59
image stabilization (Optical)
has focus by touch
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
heavier than others in class (177g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung TL210 as a Sports photography camera
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
max frames per second very slow (0.8 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
28
image stabilization (Optical)
no shutter priority
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon ELPH 180
Travel photography with Samsung TL210
68
MP count decent (20MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.2)
59
has focus by touch
has built in flash
relatively wide (27mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than others in class (177 grams)
low MP (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon ELPH 180
Landscape photography with Samsung TL210
42
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual exposure not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
37
relatively wide (27mm)
big screen (3.5")
image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not available
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Vlogging information
Samsung TL210 Vlogging information
32
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external mic jack
28
relatively wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of mic port
heavier than others in class (177g)
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Samsung TL210 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 180 and Samsung TL210
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 180Samsung TL210
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Samsung
Model Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Samsung TL210
Also called - PL150
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2016-01-05 2010-01-06
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 4+ -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5152 x 3864 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
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) 27-135mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 3.5"
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 0.8 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.00 m (at Auto ISO) 3.40 m
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance 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, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
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) 177g (0.39 lbs)
Dimensions 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") 99 x 59 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.3" 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 SLB-07B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $119 $230