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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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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good basic point & shoot

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    Bodhi
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    Got this to take along when I don't feel like carrying a large SLR but want better pictures than my phone takes. VERY basic wish it had a panoramic mode but at this price you can't have everything. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little point and shoot

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    Been
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    This thing takes quick pictures, and is small enough to easily fit in your pocket. The battery lasts forever, and the pics and videos are pretty good quality. This doesn't have a burst shot mode or panoramic mode though, so if you're looking for those you might want to choose another model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Choose a model with more features

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    OutdoorEnthusiast
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    This camera replaced what was basically the same model Canon that had scratches on the lense. Figured it would work as well. Steps to P modes are lengthy and not conducive to rapid shooting. I'd return it but it's too late. I suppose if all you want to do is shoot Auto everything it would be ok. Would recommend a model with more robust functionality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better camera, but has some problems.

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    xfreakazoidx
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    This is maybe the best camera you can get short of buying a professional one that cost $1,000+. I had a version from about 3 years ago and since then this new version has come a long ways. It has ALOT more features for those who use the camera for more then just basic pictures. It even has more filters like "Miniature" mode, "Deformed" mode and so on. Which really make it fun to use. Only real complaints is It battery life seems a bit shorter though so I am always having to keep a second battery ready. And the screens seems smaller then before and its no longer a touch screen. With that in mind it doesn't really affect my view of it to much. Still takes amazing pictures!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy this camera

    Posted
    AnneW

    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 wouldn't 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: 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