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

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1187 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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autofocus
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    Posted
    Dissapoint
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    Brand new and auto focus does not work. I am done with canon cameras.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not like the old Elph

    Posted
    1700
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    Bought this one to replace an older model which gave us many years of good service. Unfortunately, some older features have been dropped like deleting all unprotected photos on the SD card. The auto focus feature is also intermittent and can only be "fixed" by turning the camera off and on. Too late to return it to bb so I'll have to take it up with Cannon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Camera

    Posted
    Prenchpries
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    I used this camera on my recent international trip. I wanted a camera that I can put in my pocket and use it very quickly. I thought this camera had WIFI/bluetooth but it does not. I could not share my pics on social media until I got home and downloaded the pics to my laptop. Also, some of the pics came out blurry, there is a slow pause for the auto-focus function on the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cheap point-and-shoot gets the job done

    Posted
    JaySnow
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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good starter camera

    Posted
    Tusker

    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