Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX66

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
24
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 front
Portability
97
Imaging
43
Features
51
Overall
46

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX66 Key Specs

Canon ELPH 180
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.2-6.9) lens
  • 126g - 95 x 54 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2016
Sony TX66
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 109g - 93 x 54 x 13mm
  • Launched February 2012
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX66 Overview

Following is a in-depth overview of the Canon ELPH 180 and Sony TX66, both Ultracompact digital cameras by manufacturers Canon and Sony. The resolution of the ELPH 180 (20MP) and the TX66 (18MP) is fairly similar and both cameras boast the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 180 was released 3 years after the TX66 which is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before diving straight to a in depth comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the ELPH 180 grades vs the TX66 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 180 over the Sony TX66

 ELPH 180 TX66 
LaunchedJanuary 2016February 2012More modern by 47 months

Reasons to pick Sony TX66 over the Canon ELPH 180

 TX66 ELPH 180 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Display dimensions3.3"2.7"Larger display (+0.6")
Display resolution1230k230kSharper display (+1000k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon ELPH 180 and Sony TX66

 ELPH 180 TX66 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX66 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry around your camera often, you are going to need to consider its weight and proportions. The Canon ELPH 180 offers external dimensions of 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") along with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) while the Sony TX66 has measurements of 93mm x 54mm x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5") and a weight of 109 grams (0.24 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilizing during that time. The following is a front view dimensions comparison of the ELPH 180 against the TX66.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX66 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the ELPH 180 and TX66 is 96 and 97 respectively.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX66 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX66 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very tough to envision the contrast between sensor sizes merely by going over a spec sheet. The pic below will offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the ELPH 180 and TX66.

As you can see, both of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same MP. You should anticipate the Canon ELPH 180 to deliver more detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will allow you to crop pics more aggressively. The more recent ELPH 180 is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX66 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX66 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX66 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography information
Sony TX66 Portrait photography information
40
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
has face detect focus
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
42
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
offers face detection autofocus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon ELPH 180
Street photography with Sony TX66
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
65
image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus via touch
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Sports photography factors
Sony TX66 Sports photography factors
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
painfully slow continuous shooting (0.8 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
50
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
great battery pack (250 per charge)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Travel photography advice
Sony TX66 Travel photography advice
68
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
72
great battery pack (250 per charge)
includes focus via touch
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
built-in flash
really wide (26mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
does not posses selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Landscape photography info
Sony TX66 Landscape photography info
42
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
missing Time Lapse function
51
focusing manually
really wide (26mm)
pretty good screen size (3.3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
great battery pack (250 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 180 Vlogging information
Sony TX66 Vlogging information
32
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing mic support
36
really wide (26mm)
touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
lack of external microphone socket
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Canon ELPH 180 vs Sony TX66 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 180 and Sony TX66
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 180Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Sony
Model Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2016-01-05 2012-02-28
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5152 x 3864 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 1600 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.2-6.9 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 3.3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 1,230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech - XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 0.8 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m (at Auto ISO) 3.10 m
Flash options Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
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
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 126g (0.28 pounds) 109g (0.24 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 54 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") 93 x 54 x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5")
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 250 photographs
Form 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
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Card slots One One
Price at release $119 $350