Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX200V

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V front
Portability
96
Imaging
43
Features
48
Overall
45

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX200V 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
  • Launched January 2016
Sony TX200V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 129g - 96 x 58 x 16mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX200V Overview

Here, we will be contrasting the Canon ELPH 180 and Sony TX200V, both Ultracompact cameras by rivals Canon and Sony. The image resolution of the ELPH 180 (20MP) and the TX200V (18MP) is pretty comparable and both cameras have the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 180 was revealed 3 years after the TX200V which is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before getting right into a in-depth comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the ELPH 180 grades against the TX200V in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Sony TX200V

 ELPH 180 TX200V 
IntroducedJanuary 2016January 2012Newer by 48 months

Reasons to pick Sony TX200V over the Canon ELPH 180

 TX200V ELPH 180 
Screen size3.3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.6")
Screen resolution1230k230kClearer screen (+1000k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Canon ELPH 180 and Sony TX200V

 ELPH 180 TX200V 
Focus manually No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX200V Physical Comparison

For those who are going to travel with your camera frequently, you'll need to consider its weight and proportions. The Canon ELPH 180 has got exterior dimensions of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") and a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) and the Sony TX200V has measurements of 96mm x 58mm x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6") accompanied by a weight of 129 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are using at that time. Below is a front view proportions comparison of the ELPH 180 against the TX200V.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX200V size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the ELPH 180 and TX200V is 96 and 96 respectively.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX200V top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX200V Sensor Comparison

Often, its hard to visualise the gap in sensor dimensions simply by checking out technical specs. The image below might offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the ELPH 180 and TX200V.

As you can tell, both of those cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Canon ELPH 180 to produce greater detail because of its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also let you crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The more modern ELPH 180 is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX200V sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX200V Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX200V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon ELPH 180
Portrait photography with Sony TX200V
40
megapixel count good (20MP)
includes face detect focus
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
37
megapixel count good (18MP)
comes with face detect focus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon ELPH 180
Street photography with Sony TX200V
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
68
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch focus
environment proofing
screen does not articulate
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Sports photography factors
Sony TX200V Sports photography factors
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
low fps (0.8 frames per second)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
50
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (18 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
environment proofing
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon ELPH 180
Travel photography with Sony TX200V
68
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
72
environment proofing
supports touch focus
megapixel count good (18MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
no Timelapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Landscape photography information
Sony TX200V Landscape photography information
42
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
no manual control
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Timelapse recording
47
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3.3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (18MP)
environment proofing
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Vlogging info
Sony TX200V Vlogging info
32
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have microphone support
36
relatively wide (28mm)
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
no microphone jack
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX200V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 180 and Sony TX200V
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 180Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
General Information
Brand Canon Sony
Model Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2016-01-05 2012-01-30
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 4+ BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5152 x 3864 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 1600 12800
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focus distance 1cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 3.3 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech - 1,229,760 dots equiv. XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs 2 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting speed 0.8 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m (at Auto ISO) 3.10 m
Flash settings Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE 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) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 126g (0.28 lb) 129g (0.28 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") 96 x 58 x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6")
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 pictures 220 pictures
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-11LH NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $119 $500