Canon ELPH 180
- 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
- Announced January 2016
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- Size Comparison
Canon ELPH 180 summary
Canon ELPH 180 is Canon's Ultracompact camera initially revealed on January of 2016. It has got a 20 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 5152 x 3864.
The ELPH 180 places at #32 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & overall #828 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your personal factors.
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Canon ELPH 180 family
The Canon ELPH 180 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the full list below.
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Canon ELPH 180 Gallery
You can look at the ELPH 180 from various angles in the gallery here.
Canon ELPH 180 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of positives and negatives of the Canon ELPH 180 based on aspects that are usually considered important in a camera.
Canon ELPH 180 Sensor information
The Canon ELPH 180 houses the DIGIC 4+ processor. The dimension of the sensor in the Canon ELPH 180 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 5152 x 3864 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor has 20MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported so the user has less margin for error.
The image below shows the ELPH 180's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The ELPH 180 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon ELPH 180 dimensions
Canon ELPH 180 weighs about 0.28 pounds (126g / 4.44 oz) & the dimensions of the camera is 95mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Canon ELPH 180 is very much the same compared with other competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Below is a photo of the Canon ELPH 180 with a soda to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view here will illustrate the button layout on the ELPH 180.
Canon ELPH 180 Lens information
The ELPH 180 provides a fixed lens offering a focal range of 28-224mm making it a 8.0 x zoom which is not great however it might be valuable in some situations.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.2 and that is kind of sluggish and not great for low light conditions and you may find it difficult to get good bokeh. You will also need to boost your ISO resulting in noisy photographs. For the long end, 224mm comes with f6.9 which is really slow and you might have to choose slow shutter speeds.
Canon ELPH 180 Connectivity
The ELPH 180 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and in some cases adjust camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
A few apps also provide a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Canon ELPH 180 Video information
The max video resolution in the Canon ELPH 180 is 1280 x 720 and you can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You really should shoot for a minimum FUll HD resolution for good video. The body does not have a microphone and headphone jack so you have got absolutely no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to find a different camera if you require decent sound for your video clips.
Canon ELPH 180 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Canon ELPH 180 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Canon ELPH 180 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon ELPH 180 has got a 2.7 inch fixed display having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder details for Canon ELPH 180 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders are pretty useful.
Canon ELPH 180 Shutter information
Canon ELPH 180 has the ability to shoot continuously at 0.8 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon ELPH 180 Flash and Hot shoe information
Canon ELPH 180 has just in-built flash with no external flash support.
Canon ELPH 180 Autofocusing information
Canon ELPH 180 has only Contrast Based Autofocus & doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & exact as compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detect which is handy for portrait photography.
Canon ELPH 180 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is good for low light scenarios or you want more exact focusing control.
Canon ELPH 180 Battery life
The battery pack (NB-11LH) on the Canon ELPH 180 is made to last for 220 pictures based on the CIPA specifications making it comparable with it's competitors. The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 comes with the maximum (320) battery life for this range of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Ultracompact cameras that have the highest battery life:
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Canon ELPH 180 for various types of photography
The following illustration shows a rundown of the Canon ELPH 180 for various types of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Canon ELPH 180 Portrait photography advice
The Canon ELPH 180 receives a points total of 39 which is really bad, and means the camera is just not acceptable to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support & capability to work with external flash.
Canon ELPH 180 Street photography info
Coming in at a average rating of 59, the Canon ELPH 180 is reasonably appropriate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon ELPH 180 as a Sports photography camera
A really bad sports photography score of 40 suggests the Canon ELPH 180 is just not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera should have fantastic autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon ELPH 180 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is pretty crucial when getting a travel camera. In general, the Canon ELPH 180 gets a very good 67 as a travel camera which is a fine fit to take on your vacations.
Canon ELPH 180 Landscape photography advice
When you are looking to choose a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon ELPH 180 at it's really bad score of 42 as a landscape camera is just not acceptable within the current market.
Canon ELPH 180 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should posses a moving display, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Canon ELPH 180 is just not acceptable as a vlog camera as it delivers a really bad rating of 32.
Canon ELPH 180 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the ELPH 180, below is a collection of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the class of Ultracompact.
The line graph below offers you a bird's eye view of the ELPH 180 vs it's highest ranking competitors shown above.
Following are several cameras you may consider as alternatives. To read a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.