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PowerShot ELPH 180 Silver

Slim & Stylish Cameras

MSRP: $119.99


8x Optical Zoom helps you capture images with flexibility and ease

The PowerShot ELPH 180 camera features an 8x Optical Zoom so more shots are within your reach. You'll love the flexibility that the wide 28–224mm (35mm equivalent) shooting range offers. Plus, the wide-angle lens captures an expansive image in each shot, adding depth, perspective and grandeur. Landscapes, city scenes, family shots and more benefit from the extra width. Whether you're shooting wide group shots or zooming to the telephoto end, your images will be bright and clear.

20.0 Megapixel* Sensor

With the PowerShot ELPH 180 camera's 20.0 Megapixels* of resolution, your images are rich and clear, with textures and tiny details faithfully reproduced even at the long end of the 8x Optical Zoom. This high level of resolution can be ideal for creating large prints, and allows you the flexibility to blow up and crop any section of an image to express your creativity.

DIGIC 4+ Image Processor

The PowerShot ELPH 180 camera's DIGIC 4+ Image Processor features accelerated processing speed to create fast, responsive performance, giving you a shooting experience that's easy and natural. The DIGIC 4+ Image Processor also enhances image quality in several ways. Processing of high ISO shots has been shortened by up to 60% compared to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. This helps significantly reduce noise for brilliant color, smooth gradations and beautiful detail even in low light. The processor's highly efficient design also extends battery life.

* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

Using the slim PowerShot ELPH 180 camera, you can shoot high-definition video when you want, where you want. With a simple push of the dedicated movie button, you'll be able to quickly record moments in motion. 720p HD video is smooth, vivid and beautifully lifelike, making it an ideal way to capture special memories.

Getting that great shot can be as simple as pressing the shutter button on the PowerShot ELPH 180 camera. Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject and analyzes them using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to help facilitate incredible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.

Sometimes even the steadiest of hands can move a little, and during night photos or when zoomed in close, even a small shudder can blur a photo. Digital IS on the PowerShot ELPH 180 camera analyzes the image in order to electronically remove blur and fuzzy edges, helping to ensure you get a clear picture.

The PowerShot ELPH 180 camera provides shooting modes that can easily give your shots a distinctly artistic feel without the need for any extra lenses and filters. You can make a quirky portrait using the Fisheye Effect or add a beautiful single-tone effect with Monochrome. Toy Camera Effect simulates a vintage look as if capturing the photo using a “toy” or pinhole camera.

Smart AUTO The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
Program The camera automatically and intelligently selects the aperture/shutter speed combination based on the shooting conditions.
Portrait Brings the subject into focus while beautifully blurring the background.
Face Self-timer The camera waits for a face to enter the frame before releasing the shutter.
Low Light For high-quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly lit situations.
Fisheye Effect Now you can get the fisheye effect – a classic photographic distortion – without a fisheye lens.
Miniature Effect Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.
Toy Camera Effect Simulates photos taken with “toy” or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.
Monochrome Choose from three single-tone effects Black-and-White, Sepia or Blue.
Super Vivid Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
Poster Effect Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Fireworks Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Long Shutter Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
Movie Record video; unwanted scenes can be deleted in playback mode.

Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.

Now, beautifully framed shots using the powerful 8x Optical Zoom are as easy as pressing the Auto Zoom button. With Auto Zoom, the camera automatically determines the correct size and framing by detecting the number of subjects. The system also detects faces that are too small, then zooms in to the proper length. Auto Zoom is a great feature for spontaneous everyday shooting, and especially useful for times when someone else (even a child) is using your camera, for instance at a tourist spot.

The PowerShot ELPH 180 camera features ECO Mode to help provide a high number of shots per single charge through LCD monitor and camera power management. The mode can be activated via a dedicated button for easy power preservation when you are out for the day or the moment is too important to put the camera down. ECO Mode quickly wakes the camera from sleep when a button is pressed so you won't miss the moment.

The PowerShot ELPH 180 camera is designed to be fun and easy to use, even for beginners. A Help Button on the camera's exterior brings up the help menu when you need it, right on the LCD screen. From here, you can scroll through a variety of topics that answer your questions with clear explanations, offer helpful shooting advice and show you diagrams highlighting the position of any buttons you'll need.



20.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD

Total Pixels

Approx. 20.5 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

Approx. 20.0 Megapixels*
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

Focal Length

5.0 (W) - 40.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-224mm)

Optical Zoom


Digital Zoom


Focusing Range

Normal: 2.0 in. (5.0cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) - infinity (T)
Auto: 0.4 in. (1.0cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)
Infinity: 9.8 ft. (3.0m) - infinity (W), 9.8 ft. (3.0m) - infinity (T)

Autofocus System

TTL Autofocus

Optical Viewfinder

Not available

LCD Monitor

2.7-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)

LCD Pixels

Approx. 230,000 dots

LCD Coverage

Approx. 100%

Maximum Aperture

f/3.2 (W), f/6.9 (T)

Shutter Speed

1-1/2000 sec.
15-1 sec. (in Long Shutter Mode)


Auto, ISO 100-1600

Light Metering Method

Evaluative, Center Weighted Average, Spot

Exposure Compensation

Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance Control

Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

Built-in Flash

Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off

Flash Range

1.6-9.8 ft. (W), 4.3-4.9 ft. (T)
50.0cm - 3.0m (W), 1.3-1.5m (T)

Shooting Modes

P, Auto, Digital IS, Portrait, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Long Shutter

Self Timer

Off / 2 sec. / 10 sec. / Custom

Continuous Shooting

Normal Continuous Shooting in Auto/P modes: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.
Normal Continuous Shooting Low Light mode: Approx. 2.2 shots/sec.
Under lighting conditions where flash does not fire automatically. Excluding RAW and RAW + JPEG. Until memory card becomes full.

Storage Media

SD/SDHC/SDXC and Eye-Fi Memory Cards
FlashAir compatible

File Format

Design rule for Camera File system (DCF) compliant; DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible

Image Recording Format


JPEG Compression Mode

Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))

Number of Recording Pixels

Still Images:
Large: 5152 x 3864
Medium 1 (M1): 3648 x 2736
Medium 2 (M2): 2048 x 1536
Medium: 2560 x 1920
Small: 640 x 480
Wide: 5152 x 2896

HD 1280 x 720: 25.00 fps
640 x 480: 29.97 fps

Image data

Approx. Number of Shots Recordable to 16 GB Memory Card

Note: F=Fine

Movie data

Total Movie Time Recordable to Memory Card
The values in the table are based on Canon measurement conditions and may change depending on the subject, memory card and camera settings. After Low-level formatting.

*1 Using an SD Speed Class 10 / UHS-I compatible memory card
• Recording stops automatically once the file size reaches 4 GB or the memory card becomes full.
• Recording may stop unexpectedly if a memory card with a low Speed Class is used.

Playback Modes File

Protect, Erase, Slideshow, Rotate, i-Contrast, Resize, Red-Eye Correction, Photobook Set-up, Auto Rotate, Resume

Video Out


Audio Out



Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B); direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

Power Source

Battery Pack NB-11L

Shooting Capacity

Approx. 220 shots
Approx. 300 shots in ECO Mode

Video Recording Time: Approx. 55 min.

Playback Time

Approx. 4 hr.

Operating Temperature

32-104°F / 0-40°C

Operating Humidity


Dimensions (W x H x D)

3.75 x 2.14 x 0.87 in. / 95.2 x 54.3 x 22.1mm


4.44 oz. / 126g (CIPA standard)
3.92 oz. / 111g (Body only)

PowerShot ELPH 180

PowerShot ELPH 180 PowerShot ELPH 180 Battery Pack NB-11L Battery Charger CB-2LF Wrist Strap WS-800 (USB Interface Cable and Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM are not included)
Powershot ELPH 180 in Silver

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

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Sample Images

Shooting Mode Auto
Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/100 sec.
Aperture Value (Av) 3.2
Metering Mode Evaluative
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 100 (Auto)
Lens 5.0 - 40.0mm
Focal Length 5.0mm
Digital Zoom None
Image Size 5152 x 3864
Image Quality Fine
Flash Off
White Balance Auto
AF Mode

Continuous AF

Parameters Contrast: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Color Saturation: Normal
File Size 5995 KB
Drive Mode Single Shot

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* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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