Size and weight are big decision factors when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, we are going to illustrate the Canon G1 X III and Canon ELPH 180 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Canon G1 X III has external dimensions of 115 x 78 x 51 mm (4.53 x 3.07 x 2.01″) and weighs 399 g (0.88 lb / 14.07 oz) (including batteries). Canon ELPH 180 has external dimensions of 95 x 54 x 22 mm (3.74 x 2.13 x 0.87″) and weighs 126 g (0.28 lb / 4.44 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Canon G1 X III and the Canon ELPH 180. Canon ELPH 180 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 20mm narrower, 24mm shorter and 29mm thinner than Canon G1 X III.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Canon G1 X III and Canon ELPH 180.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Canon G1 X III and Canon ELPH 180.
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon ELPH 180 is significantly lighter (273g ) than the Canon G1 X III which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
With its weather sealed body, we believe that the G1 X III has a big advantage over the ELPH 180 which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon G1 X III's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Canon ELPH 180's 2.7" screen.
Moreover, Canon G1 X III sports a Fully Articulated screen
which you can change the angle and position of the screen almost freely, making it possible to shoot from waist or over-the-head levels, and especially very useful for shooting selfies and video. On the other hand, Canon ELPH 180 has a fixed type screen which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to G1 X III.