Canon IXUS 180 vs Sony DSC-H300

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Canon IXUS 180
Sony DSC-H300

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
2x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

1 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has a maximum aperture of 6.9, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 bigger).
14% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, however the Sony DSC-H300 is a 27.2mm minimum focal length digital camera (3.2mm longer).
13s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon IXUS 180 is 15s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera (13s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

357g lighter Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a 138g digital camera. That's 357g lighter than the Sony DSC-H300 (495g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

32.2mm shorter Edit
Canon IXUS 180 is 56.8mm tall, but the Sony DSC-H300 is an 89mm tall digital camera (32.2mm taller).
Significantly thinner Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a 23.6mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 91.7mm deep digital camera (68.1mm thicker).
A lot narrower Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a 95.3mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 127.5mm wide digital camera (32.2mm wider).
£26 cheaper
The Canon IXUS 180 costs £25.99 less than the Sony DSC-H300.
Available from 29 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are better
The Canon IXUS 180 has an average user review score of 91% based on 14 reviews, however the Sony DSC-H300 has an average rating of 82% (based on 173 reviews).
8 Reasons For
A little higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, but the Canon IXUS 180 is only a 20MP digital camera (0.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35x, but the Canon IXUS 180 is only a 10x optical zoom digital camera (25x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 954mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 714mm longer than the Canon IXUS 180 (954mm).
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, whereas the Canon IXUS 180 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 lower).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Canon IXUS 180 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
17% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, however the Canon IXUS 180 is only a 25fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps lower).
0.3" larger screen size Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 3" screen, but the Canon IXUS 180 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

More popular
The Sony DSC-H300 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1345 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Canon IXUS 180 ranks No. 12468.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Marginally lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has a megapixel count of 20MP, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 20.1MP digital camera (0.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has an optical zoom of 10x, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 35x optical zoom digital camera (25x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

3x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a 240mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 714mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (954mm).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has a maximum ISO speed of 1,600, however the Sony DSC-H300 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 higher).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Sony DSC-H300 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has a JPEG frame rate of 25fps, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps higher).
0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a 2.7" screen digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Worse selling
The Canon IXUS 180 ranks No. 12468 by sales volume, however the Sony DSC-H300 ranks No. 1345.
11 Reasons Against
2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a digital zoom of 2x, whereas the Canon IXUS 180 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera (2x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, but the Canon IXUS 180 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
3.2mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum focal length of 27.2mm, whereas the Canon IXUS 180 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (3.2mm shorter).
7x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 2s, however the Canon IXUS 180 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (13s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 495g digital camera. That's 357g heavier than the Canon IXUS 180 (495g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

32.2mm taller Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a height of 89mm, however the Canon IXUS 180 is a 56.8mm tall digital camera (32.2mm shorter).
68.1mm thicker Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 91.7mm deep, but the Canon IXUS 180 is a 23.6mm deep digital camera (68.1mm thinner).
A lot wider Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 127.5mm wide, but the Canon IXUS 180 is a 95.3mm wide digital camera (32.2mm narrower).
£26 more expensive
The Sony DSC-H300 is more expensive than the Canon IXUS 180 by £25.99.
Fewer sellers
Only 16 shops sells the Sony DSC-H300, but 45 shops sell the Canon IXUS 180. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 82%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon IXUS 180 is 91% (based on 14 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Blue
 Blue

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 35x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
6.9
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture
3 3
Maximum Focal Length
240mm 954mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
27.2mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 43 4.5 - 157.5
Extra / Smart Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
9/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
40x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 AI
 AI Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 AI
 AI Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 3,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1 - 2 1.5 - 3.6
Flash Range
0.5 - 4 0.4 - 6.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
25fps 30fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Scene
 Movie
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000ms
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Pet
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
138g
BEST
495g
Height
56.8mm
BEST
89mm
Depth
23.6mm
BEST
91.7mm
Width
95.3mm
BEST
127.5mm
Weight Including Battery
138g
BEST
590g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-11L / NB-11LH AA
Shot Per Battery Charge
190 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5152 x 3864
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility PlayMemories Home
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
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