Canon - PowerShot ELPH 180 20.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Silver

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Experience quality photographic performance from this Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 point-and-shoot camera's 20.0-megapixel sensor. A large expandable ISO range and aperture let you adjust to your shooting environment.

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What's Included

  • Battery charger (CB-2LF)
  • Battery pack (NB-11L)
  • Owner's manual
  • PowerShot ELPH 180 20.0-Megapixel Digital Camera
  • Wrist strap (WS-800)

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Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (804 out of 871)

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20.0-megapixel CCD

Captures high-resolution images up to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

8x optical/4x digital zoom

Offer precise zooming accuracy.

2.7" LCD

Offers easy viewing and navigation.

Optical image stabilizer

Reduces image blur caused by camera shake and vibration. ISO up to 1600 for improved image capture in low-light conditions.

Wide selection of shooting modes

Includes P, auto, digital IS, portrait, face self-timer, low light, fisheye effect, miniature effect, toy camera effect, monochrome, super vivid, poster effect, fireworks and long shutter.

Built-in flash

Includes auto, on, slow sync and off modes.

Easy print sharing

Compatible with PictBridge-enabled printers to easily print photos without a PC.

Multicard slot supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards

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Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend



  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good starter camera


    I purchased this camera about two weeks ago and have been putting it through a daily pace of photographic assignments. First of all, let's get my biases out of the way. I've been an avid amateur photographer for over thirty years and have always loved doing it my way; that is figuring out f-stops, shutter speeds, light meters, bracketing exposures...the whole nine yards, both in filmand digital. But I needed a fairly basic point and shoot following a recent trip to Fort Lauderdale, FL, so when I got back, I purchased the Canon Elph 180 and saved my digital SLR for the more serious stuff. So let's get down to facts: The Good: The Canon 180 is a good starter camera for the person who just wants to simply take pictures, which is what it does. 80 percent of the images I took were of good to excellent quality. 15 percent were slightly or greatly out of focus, either due to me being to close for the autofocus to work or from slow shutter speeds. Once I learned to back off and zoom in to frame the picture, the autofocus did its job fine. Some of the images were a little undersaturated, but any good photo imaging program can remedy that. The 5 percent were low light shots that were grainy due to the high ISO speeds, probably some camera noise, some jpeg compression, and low light conditions. The Bad: Often times when zooming in, like close-ups of flowers and small objects, I noticed the image in the viewfinder moves quite a bit with the slightest bit of camera movement, which makes it hard to frame a shot. I don't know if something like image stabilization would help in this situation, but seeing this is a beginner's camera, I'm a little puzzled why Canon didn't incorporate this into the 180. Also an aperture priority/shutter priority setting vs. the Program mode would have been nice. The Ugly: Canon, don't be so chintzy. Make the box a little bigger and enclose a REAL instruction manual instead of having to download it off the internet. If you're home with your camera, fine. But if you're on the Appalachian Trail, hiking, and you need to refresh your memory, it's hard to deal with a pdf file while lugging your 80 pound backpack in the backcountry. Yeah, you can say, "Print it and take it with you." but who wants to mess with a bunch of stapled together pages vs. a nice compact manual. 'Nuff said! Conclusion: The Canon 180 is a good starter camera for those who want to take just family and vacation pictures. It's not exactly "perfektion und qualitat" and it won't make you the next Ansel Adams, but for the average person who just wants good shots, the 180 will fit the bill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Portable and rugged

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    This camera was purchased for a high school student traveling abroad. While my DSLR would have taken terrific photos, it would have been quite bulky for the student to carry. I went with the Canon brand, and have no regrets! The images that were captured were brilliant, vivid, and incredibly clear from this point and shoot. It has a rechargeable battery pack, and made it through several days' usage on a single charge. It survived being carried in a backpack along with other day-trip necessities, and performed every time. Great investment for capturing important memories!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


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    Pictures this camera takes are OK, I guess. You can get some good shots, but the image quality is nothing to write home about. I'm usually participating in the group activities I'm photographing, so the size and functionality of this camera works well for what I'm doing. However, some images seem undersaturated to me, and things can go south if lighting conditions are less than ideal. Using a photo editing program can help with the shortcomings. I bought this camera to replace an ELPH 300HS that was maybe 5 years old that quit working. Not that much has changed (the old one was 12.1 megapixels with a 5x zoom). And I thought the old one took better pictures and video. By the way, a friend has an iPhone that takes better pictures than this camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to use camera

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    I am a Senior Citizen with a limited knowledge for digital things, when I read the review on this camera I thought it would be very easy for me to use. When I went to Best Buy to purchase this campers the salesman explained it was very easy to operate, I would have no problem useing it. Well I then decided to purchase it. He showed me which memory card would be best to use. This sales person was not a pushiest person which I liked. I would tell anyone if you want a camera that is easy to operate, slim in appearance then purchase this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cheap point-and-shoot gets the job done

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    I bought this as a present for my girlfriend and she likes how it's cheap so she can just stuff it in her bag and not worry about scratching it. The pictures it takes are definitely much better than cell phone quality. I was hoping we could shoot some decent videos with it, but the video feature is absolutely terrible! It loses focus for no reason, and has no way to trigger the autofocus during filming! You have to stop recording, refocus in still camera mode, and then start recording again. It's sad that my phone takes much much better videos than this does.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy this camera


    I was shocked at the poor quality of this Canon Elph 180 -- I have an older model Elph that works great. But this new model is a piece of junk. The first one I bought was defective and would not focus; the AUTO mode made the focus jump all over the place. I took it back to Best Buy and exchanged it for another (same model). This one didn't work at all -- wouldn't even turn on. It is so lightweight and plastic-y that it feels like a toy. And it doesn't even come with a USB cord! My old one did. The guy in the B.B. camera dept was shocked that I had to return the 2nd one, too. This time I bought a Nikon Coolpix and it's fine. Canon, you have really gone downhill in quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Has been UN - reliable so far...hope it improves !

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    The focus has been it's undoing so far ! It is very unpredictable .. About one out of three shots coms out in fair focus, while the rest are at about 90%. In two weeks of ownership it has stopped transferring images to my computer two times and then after much fiddleing around with settings, cable connections, cable replacements,, etc. it has restarted . So far I have been unsuccessful in tracing the culprit ! I'm not happy with my purchase , but it's a 120 mile round trip in bad weather and I'm 87 years old. I THINK THIS WAS A BAD BUY ! Bruce B.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this camera if you want quality photos.

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    I use this camera for work and this one was an upgrade from the last two I purchased. All in all I've tried at least a half a dozen or more of these cameras thinking this One is a lemon. Although I am rough on it, right out of the box 30% of the photos you'll take are not in focus. Even with a fresh battery sometimes it takes quite a while to recover when using the flash. If you want speed and quality this camera is not for you. This Appears to be common with all of the lower to mid range Canon products. I'm sure Canon knows these issues exist and would love for you to buy a $700-$1000 camera although they should fix these issues if they want to stay in the market with the common user.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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