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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 1179 reviews

92%
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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy Warranty

    Posted
    NiaDJD
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this camera for an upcoming trip to the Bahamas. I even spoke with several Best Buy Associates about the quality of the Camera. I would not purchase this camera again. It is very sensitive, water was spilled on the camera while Kayaking and it was completely destroyed. The battery blew out. The SD card was soiled mind you it was never submerged it water. The pixels itself are great but it has no recovery or save features. It does not backup SD card to cloud or any service which is expected with a camera of this price. I wouldn’t invest in a warranty or geek squad because it does not cover water damage. I would not even purchase an SD Card over 16GB, the camera will not last longer than 14 days itself hence Best Buy 14 day warranty. I purchased this one on 3/26 and it stopped working on 4/11/19 a little over 14 days.

    No, I would not 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 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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Awful. One star is too many for this camera.

    Posted
    Cat123
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought the camera in Sept 2018 and took it to Vietnam in Oct 2018. 10 days into an 18 day vacation the camera no longer worked. Took it to Best Buy and was told water damage. Vietnam is humid and this can be the only reason because the camera was not in liquid, not in rain, not had liquid on it. There were over 20 others on the trip and their camera's all worked. They used basic cameras (not Cannon), not basic cameras, phone cameras and ipads and all these worked for the entire trip. Only the Cannon ELPH 180 failed. I will not buy another Cannon product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 6s took better quality pics than this

    Posted
    Clouds
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have an older iPhone (6s Plus) & wanted better quality pics than it could take for a trip to Vegas & the Grand Canyon a few months ago so I bought this camera. I realize this isn’t a $500 or so camera but I figured it would take better pics than my iPhone but it didn’t. I played around with all the settings, took pics both up close & far away, at night & during the day but still the pics were not better than my iPhone. I ended up returning this camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Camera Died

    Posted
    KENK

    Bought camera for upcoming vacation trip. Worked fine at home; landed in San Diego/Coronado and it was dead. Recharged battery to no avail. When at home took back to Best Buy who would not refund due to 10-day refund policy. Who takes their receipt for a new camera along with them on vacation? This is after spending thousands at this Best Buy for TV's, computers, tablet, phone and more. I will not shop there any more. Reason Amazon is doing so well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Old Technology

    Posted
    Jim6

    Has none of the features you would expect in a modern camera. Has two flash modes, Auto and off. Has two exposure modes, Auto and program. No USB port, if you want to charge it you have to take the battery out, if you want to download the photos you have to take the memory out. I wonder how long the door that contains the battery and memory is going to last? Has the feel of a cheap plastic toy, but cost over $100.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't Waste Your Time or Money!

    Posted
    SterlingCeil
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Broke a great little camera by accident, of course, so I tried this one as a replacement. First, you have to extract the battery to charge it separately from the camera. VERY INCONVENIENT! Second, the battery refused to charge anyway. Checked to be sure it was placed properly, etc., and even left it overnight in case it was just spent and needed time... but... nothing! Needless to say, it was promptly returned.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Focusing constant problem, blurry pics

    Posted
    Diane
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I should have heeded the reviews Most unreliable camera I have ever owned, will never buy a canon product again. Bought it because my other canon started having problems...it was a great camera and had for quite a while so buying another Canon seemed like a no brainer...wrong! Very dissappoiunted. One star too much.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality.

    Posted
    Mike
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Quality is relatable to that of cameras in the early 2000s. A basic flip phone took better pictures than this camera. I don't know what's with all the high reviews, that's why I bought it. But this camera for the price doesn't take remotely good pictures. They aren't all fuzzy, the ones that come out fine look like they were taken through a TV screen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    IPhone camera is better

    Posted
    bassed28
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this thinking it would be nice to have a point and shoot for occasions where I can't bring my DSLR... I couldn't get a good focus even with stationary subjects in good lighting. I don't like the camera on my iPhone, but it takes way better pictures than this did.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    FOCUSED FOR A SHORT TIME

    Posted
    ZIPTRAV

    I have bought several of these cameras with no issues. Bought one recently and it stopped focusing after 3 weeks with very light use. Took it back and Best Buy said it was after 15 days, so no replacement. Not a reasonable return policy. I am disputing with my credit card company.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Phone takes better pictures

    Posted
    Steff16
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The quality of the camera feels cheap. The shutter was slow to take pictures and the pictures were very blurry in all types of lighting. Felt more like a camera from the early 2000's. 8 megapixel phone camera takes clearer shots.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed with Canon on this one

    Posted
    gby2

    Being the owner of several Canon point and shoot type cameras in the past, figured I'd try this one anyway, even after reading some of the negative reviews by others. Guess I was hoping for the best. However, that was not to be as the image quality just wasn't there. Returned it to the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    Posted
    Great
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have owned several cameras of the same size and this was the worse. Pictures were blurry and the battery indicator was unreliable. Much better cameras for the money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed with this product.

    Posted
    Diane
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am very disappointed with this product. For some reason the focus is not working or that's just the photos it takes. I will be returning after Christmas. I used it one time only.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy

    Posted
    MrOhh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This camera does not hook up to your computer, You must remove the sd card. What a pain I returned it and purchased a Nikon

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A poor gift

    Posted
    William
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Wife bought me this camera as a gift for Xmas. It had no strap; no instruction manual, no nothing! As a result, I've never used it. Don't know how! Think I'll have her return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It did not work right out of the box.

    Posted
    Steven
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This was a gift for my granddaughter and the camera did not work at all. Was inconvenienced back and forth to the store and then had to pay extra to ship it to her.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Posted
    KCMAN
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Blurry pics after every 5 pics. Now I have to mail it in and be without a camera for a week. I bought this for work to take 200-300 pics per day. Just disappointed!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No WiFi

    Posted
    Tatyana

    Description mentions a build in WiFi... but the camera does not even have the USB cable. Very disappointed with a poor description at the BestBuy site.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend