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Canon ELPH 115 IS
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Canon ELPH 115 is Digital Camera

16MP 8x CCD 1/2.3" Apr 2013
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 19,820 owner and expert reviews, Canon has good reviews for its cameras. Canon also has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras compared to other brands.

Good Technical Features

One Canon ELPH 115 IS owner who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Two years ago Imaging-Resource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Imaging Resource.com “The Canon ELPH 115 IS features an 8x optical zoom lens (28-2”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to look at including the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Sony DSC-W630[plb_1873640_price], or the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y[plb_1786919_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price].

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The ELPH 115 IS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ELPH 115 IS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the D300s[pl_994_price], or the 3200[pl_1729050_price] both from Nikon or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price].

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Has Seven White Balances

The Canon ELPH 115 IS has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ELPH 115 IS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The ELPH 115 IS has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this type and age. In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 1920 x 1080, 2448 x 2448, 3264 x 1832, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448, 3456 x 3456 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The best still image resolution of all cameras of a similar age and spec to the ELPH 115 IS is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the ELPH 115 IS is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this camera. The shooting modess Movie, Program and Scene are also found on this Canon camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the ELPH 115 IS range from 1.8 to 87. The Canon ELPH 115 IS has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.9) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon ELPH 115 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. 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 video resolution of all compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ELPH 115 IS ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Light

The weights of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the ELPH 115 IS range from 20g to 840g. The Canon ELPH 115 IS is one of the lighter compact cameras that are a similar age to the ELPH 115 IS (only 117 grams) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 117g cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S2500[plb_50841_price] which has better reviews.

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275 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The ELPH 115 IS is a digital camera that takes 275 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ELPH 115 IS take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon ELPH 115 IS is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this spec and age.

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TFT Display

The ELPH 115 IS has a TFT display which is better than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the display ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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16 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This compact camera digital camera received a rating of 60 out of 100 from digital camera expert review website parentesis.com. It seems that digital camera experts really don't rate this camera very highly.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The ELPH 115 IS does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ELPH 115 IS which have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE J1250[plb_1773000_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support video capability. The ELPH 115 IS is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Fujifilm FinePix JZ 200[plb_1520169_price], or the Canon IXUS 130[plb_1644860_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The ELPH 115 IS does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the ELPH 115 IS also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the ELPH 115 IS the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the ELPH 115 IS has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ELPH 115 IS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A1300[pl_1386665_price], or the SX240 HS[pl_410378_price] both from Canon.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the PowerShot N2[pl_2697704_price] (2.8"), or the SX160 IS[pl_1549622_price] (3") both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the ELPH 115 IS, the Canon ELPH 115 IS does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to look at including the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung.

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Not 3D

Most cameras of a similar spec and age to the ELPH 115 IS are not 3D. The ELPH 115 IS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Vivitar T135[plb_1838910_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The ELPH 115 IS does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the ELPH 115 IS also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the ELPH 115 IS are not waterproof. The ELPH 115 IS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the ELPH 115 IS is more than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modess "Flash off" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of cameras of a comparable age and type to the ELPH 115 IS range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 33fps. At only 25 frames per second, the ELPH 115 IS has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ELPH 115 IS.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the ELPH 115 IS has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ELPH 115 IS the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the ELPH 115 IS is 230 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the ELPH 115 IS has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the ELPH 115 IS is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that are a similar age to the ELPH 115 IS.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the Canon ELPH 115 IS has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the ELPH 115 IS. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that are a similar age to the ELPH 115 IS is 5mm and the longest is 39mm.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the Canon ELPH 115 IS has one of the longer flash recharging times amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the flash recharging times range from 0.0005s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6.1s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon ELPH 115 IS

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

Average Megapixel

The ELPH 115 IS has a relatively standard megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ELPH 115 IS.

Other 16MP cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], the Nikon S9200[plb_399792_price], or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-TZ35[plb_1974789_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon ELPH 115 IS has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the 6300[pl_1280891_price], and the 3300[pl_1378452_price] both from Nikon or the Canon SX160 IS[plb_1549622_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the G5WP[pl_1772971_price] (4.5x), or the G3WP[pl_1772968_price] (4.5x) both from GE or the HP P550[plb_1609839_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the ELPH 115 IS has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ELPH 115 IS.

There are a number of alternative 8x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the A4000 IS[pl_408140_price], the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price], or the IXUS 230 HS[pl_1504252_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon S800c[plb_1788321_price] (10x), or the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price] (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Camera Shutter Speed

Expert Reviews

(2)
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
26 July 2013

Si lo que buscas es una cámara compacta y ligera para tus viajes largos pero que tome fotografías de buena calidad sin importar el escenario, este modelo puedes considerarlo entre tus primeras...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8605b001, canon 8602b001, canon 8608b001
Barcodes 00013803222289, 00013803222302, 00013803222319, 00013803222326, 00021112687545, 00031111926507, 00041114801398, 00052778836237, 00115971151474, 00115971613330, 00132018161005, 00132018306994, 00138032222890, 00138032223026, 00138032223194, 00138032223262, 00152772482673, 00320600132766, 00617407392777, 00617407567526
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