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Canon IXUS 115 HS review

Metal bodied style with low-light performance

Our Verdict

The IXUS 115HS is a fine example of a why the IXUS line has proved to be such a smash all these years

For

  • Low image noise Responsive High quality images

Against

  • Few direct controls Fiddly operation Slight distortion at lens's widest point

Canon IXUS 115 HS: Build quality and handling

With the rear dominated by the LCD, little space has been left for controls. This is a shame as the menu pad is small and stiff, and is a little awkward to operate due to the lack of definition against the body around it. A similar problem occurs with the zoom rocker which encircles the shutter release button, in that it only protrudes around a millimetre or so from the edge of the camera. Otherwise, the slim, sturdy metal body and the camera's simplistic design is a winning combination.

The menu system also scores points, presenting enough functionality to tailor the camera to taste but not so much to overwhelm the less experienced.

As with other IXUS models, a press of the Func button brings up all standard shooting options, with icons, titles and brief explanations to make sure everything is fully explained, while movie recording is effortlessly started by a quick press of the dedicated button.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyIXUS
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlue
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Smart Capture, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Manual White Balance
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)140 g
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate240 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Height55.8 mm
Width93.1 mm
Depth19.9 mm
Autofocus Points9
Focal Length5 mm to 20 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Flash Exposure Compensation
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model115 HS
Product NameIXUS 115 HS Compact Camera
Product LineIXUS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number4930B007
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

With HS System for great shots in low light, Smart Auto and Full HD movies, the stylish metal bodied IXUS 115 HS lets you simply enjoy the fun.

Battery Life230 Shot
Package Contents
  • IXUS 115 HS Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery NB-4L
  • Charger
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year