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Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS Digital Camera

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12.1MP 4x CMOS Nov 2011
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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. - HS System (12.1 MP)- 28mm, 4x zoom. Optical IS-... More
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23 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Canon compact camera digital cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all digital cameras manufactured by Canon.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-W800[plb_2163797_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot N100[plb_2118439_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS which do not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price].

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years, the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS supports video recording.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support video recording currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40[plb_1786919_price], or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price].

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Very High JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the cameras that were launched more than two years ago the JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps. With a JPEG frame rate of 240 frames per second, the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has one of the highest JPEG frame rates amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon camera also have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112 and 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248. Across all compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is 13s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed (15 seconds) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

At only 2.8, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS. The smallest minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.3, the largest is 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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Narrow

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is one of the narrower cameras of this type and age (only 93.1 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average width of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is 100mm.

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Short

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS the heights range from 16mm to 750mm. With a height of only 55.8 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is one of the shorter digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Very Thin

Cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS have depths of between 13mm and 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. With a depth of only 19.9 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is quite thin compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS have optical zooms of between 2x and 50x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] (4.2x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a fairly low megapixel count (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS. The average megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is 14MP.

Alternative 12.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of this age and spec do not support WiFi connectivity. The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS does not have a GPS.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS which you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Cameras of this spec and age have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 4 gigabytes, the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a very small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the combined zoom range from 3x to 1,600x. The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a fairly small combined zoom (only 16 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this type and age. This Canon camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 112 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS. The average maximum focal length of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS is 250mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 13mm to 1,800mm.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 2.6mm and the longest is 290mm. At 28 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Flash Sync-Speed

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a quite long flash sync-speed (1 second) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0005s to 10s.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS

Average Screen Size

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a relatively standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price].

If you want a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price] (3.2" and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2" and higher rated).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras that were released around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], and the Samsung NX20[plb_2083247_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS has a pretty standard weight (140 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 140g digital cameras currently available including the Canon IXUS 105 IS[plb_377573_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
I/O Port
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Data Compression
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Power Supply
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

(38)
31 January 2014

Designed as an everyday pocket camera for photographers looking for an imaging upgrade over their smartphones, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 IS provides a lot of versatility at a reasonable... Read more…

Cuenta con las funciones Movie Digest, rfaga a alta velocidad y video en sper cmara lenta
La pantalla se ajusta para mostrarte bien lo que vas a captar aunque uses la cmara de forma horizontal o vertical
El zoom ptico es de slo 4x y no cuenta con memoria interna, por lo que se necesita comprar una tarjeta de memoria SD
29 July 2013

By Kyle Schurman Bare-bones, basic cameras are getting tougher and tougher to find. It seems like this year's models all have some sort of advanced feature, whether it's a built-in Wi-Fi...

7 June 2013

The Canon PowerShot Elph 115 IS compact camera isn't the best performer, but budget-minded shooters will appreciate its size and zoom range...

5 June 2013

The Canon PowerShot Elph 115 IS compact camera isn't the best performer, but budget-minded shooters will appreciate its size and zoom range...

10 February 2012

If you're after an inexpensive ultracompact with good low-light photos, the Canon PowerShot Elph 100 HS is one to get. But you'd better act fast...

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User Reviews

(154)

This camera was bought as a replacement for my previous digital camera which was 6 years old. I already own a Canon DSLR & love that, but I still needed something smaller for nights out or to keep... Read more…

Reviewed 20 April 2011 by Horace
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera as a carry around to compliment my Nikon SLR. I have owned Canon IXUS camera in the past ( 90 IS) and was very impressed, therefore I decided to replace it with this as this... Read more…

Reviewed 25 April 2011 by Amazon Customer

Great bit of kit! fantastic price and fantastic photos! great fun compact camera, its menu driven, yet easy to work out how to do things! (even easier if you have already owned a canon compact... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2011 by F1larry

After reading two reviews, both from respectable sources, I thought this would be a good replacement for my partner's casio exilim s600 that had finally given up after many a year's good... Read more…

Reviewed 28 May 2011 by G. Stewart
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is a very high quality point and shoot, it has some manual options but it really does just work well if you leave it on auto. Despite being a mostly plastic shell, its very rugged and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 4929b016aa, 4930b016aa, 4933b007aa, ixus115hsblw, ixus115hsgry, ixus115hsroz, ixus115hszil, canon 8605b001, canon 8608b001, canon 8599b001, canon 8602b001
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