Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera review

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera review
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera review

A worthy example in its series

This 20-megapixel point-and-shoot camera captured good quality images. I would rate this model as excellent for outdoor work, for example, for shooting landscapes in the daytime; suitable for indoor performances, for example, for photographing a football match in good lighting in the gym.

The PowerShot ELPH 180 took honest pictures with a flash. While working, I found that the camera flash can illuminate most objects that are closer to the camera, but have some problems with distant objects. The flash also has a good, relatively uniform coverage.

The camera is equipped with an 8x zoom lens, which is slightly larger than the standard 3x. The lens also has a wide-angle (28 mm) angle, which is useful for landscapes and group portraits, although you may notice a slight distortion, for example, when shooting faces at close range.

An important feature; when shooting with hands, the images may be blurred or softened due to the light movement of the hands. When shooting at 4x magnification in well-lit scenes, this model did a good job of minimizing the camera shake effect. In low-light conditions, its performance was satisfactory, and blurry photos were often obtained. In general, the results of the image stabilization tests were satisfactory.

As for performance, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 turns on very quickly.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 shoots high-quality video. It records HD video with a resolution of 1280 x 720. As for the sound, it captures a good sound in mono.

Like most point-and-shoot models, this camera doesn't have a viewfinder, which means you'll have to rely on an LCD display when composing photos or videos. It is equipped with a small 2.6-inch LCD display, which has a good quality that allows you to compose frames and provides decent reproduction of photos and videos.