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Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera

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20MP 8x CCD Apr 2016
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
For those wanting a simple way to capture moments with family, friends and more, the slim, stylish PowerShot ELPH 180 camera has easy-to-use features to help create photos that are as stunning as... More
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22 Reasons For

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Canon is one of the better rated brands.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 reckoned that it was good quality. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com mentioned this month “An 8x optical zoom lens, you can shoot everything from high quality stills to 720p HD video” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Size

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 owner who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Imaging-Resource.com said on Imaging Resource.com in October “Canon's new entry-level ultra compact PowerShot ELPH 180 succeeds last year's ELPH 160”.

Only Released Eight Months Ago

Being released just eight months ago, this Canon digital camera is likely to have more advanced features.

CCD Sensor Type

The PowerShot ELPH 180 has a CCD sensor type which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most new similar spec cameras have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

This camera's sensor type (CCD) is actually the best sensor type amongst all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 180.

The worst sensor type across comparable types of camera is MOS.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot ELPH 180 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months which do not support Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other latest digital cameras, the PowerShot ELPH 180 has an image stabiliser.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last year. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on latest similar spec digital cameras. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 has a higher image resolution than most recently released comparable spec cameras. This digital camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year maximum image resolutions range from 4000 x 3000 pixels (worst) to 5184 x 3888 pixels (best).

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 180 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 5152 x 2896, 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920 and 1280 x 720. The still image resolution of all digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 180 ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 180 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most latest digital cameras. This Canon camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Thirteen ISO Speeds

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 180. The ISO speeds "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250" and "1600" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 180 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.4s to 250s. The PowerShot ELPH 180 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed (15 seconds) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot ELPH 180 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all new digital cameras is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot ELPH 180 has a better display than most recently released compact camera digital cameras. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most latest comparable spec digital cameras have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display amongst all new comparable spec digital cameras.

The worst display amongst comparable types of camera is LCD.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 111 grams, the PowerShot ELPH 180 is fairly light compared to most of the other new compact camera digital cameras. The lightest new compact camera digital camera is 98g and the heaviest is 480g.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Thin

The PowerShot ELPH 180 is one of the thinner new compact camera digital cameras (only 22.1 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The thinnest compact camera digital camera that has been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 180 is 18mm deep and the thickest is 92mm.

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Narrow

The widths of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 180 range from 62mm to 140mm, and the average width is 100mm. With a width of only 95.2 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 is one of the narrower newly released comparable spec cameras amongst cameras of this age.

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Short

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 180 the heights range from 38mm to 94mm. With a height of only 54.3 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 is one of the shorter recently released cameras amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 does not support WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other latest compact camera digital cameras.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 does not have a GPS. Most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 180 also do not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 180, the PowerShot ELPH 180 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other recently released cameras are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other new cameras, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 does not support video recording.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst cameras of this age. The average screen size of digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months is 2.8", and the screen sizes range from 0.5" to 3".

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 has a greater number of flash modes than most latest digital cameras. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec cameras that have been available for the last year. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 180 has a quite low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The lowest display resolution of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 180 is 230,000 pixels, the highest is 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 530,000 pixels.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

Cameras that were launched in the last year have minimum focal lengths of between 22mm and 28mm, and the average minimum focal length is 25mm. When compared to other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 180 that we have checked, the minimum focal length of the PowerShot ELPH 180 of 28 millimeters is one of the longest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 has a pretty typical megapixel count compared to most of the other latest compact camera digital cameras.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 has a fairly average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 180.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 180 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 180.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Technical Details
Battery Life

Expert Reviews

6 January 2016

Canon's new entry-level ultra compact PowerShot ELPH 180 succeeds last year's ELPH 160 and brings with it incremental upgrades, but it remains easy on the wallet.Many of the Canon ELPH 180's... Read more…

5 January 2016

Meet the affordable Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 digicam. With a 20-megapixel CCD image sensor and an 8x optical zoom lens, you can shoot everything from high quality stills to 720p HD video. If... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon elph180, canon 1096c001, canon silver32, canon 1093c001, canon elph180s, canon elph180si, canon silver32g, canon silver32gb, canon elph180sil, canon elph180silv, canon elph180silve, canon elph180silver
Barcodes 00013803269536, 00013803269543

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