Canon IXUS 180 vs Sony DSC-H300

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Canon IXUS 180
Sony DSC-H300

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Reasons For

7 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 number Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 bigger).
14% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 24mm, however the Sony DSC-H300 is a 27.2mm minimum focal length digital camera (3.2mm longer).
13s longer slowest 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.

£39 cheaper
The Canon IXUS 180 costs £39.02 less than the Sony DSC-H300.
Available from 9 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 176 reviews).
7 Reasons For
A little higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 954mm. That's 714mm longer than the Canon IXUS 180 (954mm).
A lot higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 180 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 lower).
25% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80, however the Canon IXUS 180 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
0.3" larger display diagonal 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. 2837 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Canon IXUS 180 ranks No. 8557.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Marginally lower megapixel Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has a megapixel 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon IXUS 180 is only 240mm maximum focal length. That's 714mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (954mm).
Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 1,600, however the Sony DSC-H300 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 higher).
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Canon IXUS 180 is 100 minimum ISO speed, but the Sony DSC-H300 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
0.3" smaller display diagonal 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. 8557 by sales volume, however the Sony DSC-H300 ranks No. 2837.
7 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 number Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is only 5.9 maximum aperture, but the Canon IXUS 180 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
3.2mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 27.2mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 180 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (3.2mm shorter).
7x shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a slowest 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.

£39 more expensive
The Sony DSC-H300 is more expensive than the Canon IXUS 180 by £39.02.
Fewer sellers
Only 15 sellers sells the Sony DSC-H300, but 24 stores 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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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
20MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
20.5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 35x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.9
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3 3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
240mm 954mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
27.2mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3 - 6.9 4.5 - 157.5
Extra/Smart Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
9/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
40x Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Aspheric Elements
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 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
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

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

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

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

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Scene
 Movie
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Grey
 Vivid
 Grey
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 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
Camera Playback
 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 Modes
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Pet
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Pet
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 HIN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 HIN
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 495g
Height
56.8mm 89mm
Depth
23.6mm 91.7mm
Width
95.3mm 127.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
138g
BEST
590g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NB-11LH AA
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5152 x 3864
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility PlayMemories Home
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries 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

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n

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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