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Canon 115 HS

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Canon 115 HS

Canon 115 HS
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A multi award winning but low spec compact digital camera, with a gold award from one expert review website and 4 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 12.1MP 4x Yes Nov 2011
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon 115 HS Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Canon 115 HS number 860 across all digital cameras.
83
Reviews
113 Reviews + 5 Awards
37
Features
Missing Some Features
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Age
5 Years Old
37
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 37?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 113 reviews. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site and a "Gold" from What Digital Camera. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, that it is reasonably priced and superior product quality.
The 115 HS has some good features, but it does also miss a couple of key features:
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
system (12.1 mp)<br>- 28mm, 4x zoom. optical is<br>- slim metal body<br>- 7.6 cm (3.0") purecolor II G lcd<br>- full HD. dynamic IS. hdmi<br>- smart auto (32 scenes)<br>- high-speed burst & super slow motion movie<br>- movie digest<br>- creative shooting modes<br>- optional waterproof C
HS system (12.1 mp)
28mm, 4x zoom. optical IS
Slim metal body
7.6 cm (3.0") purecolor II G LCD
Full HD movies and dynamic IS plus HDMI
Smart auto
High-speed burst & super slow motion movie
Movie digest
Creative shooting modes
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Lower than average megapixels
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Very low display resolution
Smaller than average maximum memory card size

How Big is the Canon 115 HS?

The Canon 115 HS is 93.1mm wide and 55.8mm tall. It is 19.9mm deep and weighs 0.14kg.

Canon 115 HS front dimensions
Canon 115 HS size in context

Canon 115 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this Canon camera. This was from PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine who gave it an "Recommended".

Two other expert review sites both thought that this camera was very good. This Canon camera received a "Gold" award from review website What Digital Camera and it received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award.

The author at one additional expert review site concluded that this Canon digital camera was very good. This was from Insidehw.com who gave it an "Approved".

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100 based on 21 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews.

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Good Owner Reviews

This camera has an average owner rating of 86 out of 100 based on 92 owner reviews. 59 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

25 owners who reviewed the Canon 115 HS reckoned that it was able to produce good images and three customers wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

16 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Canon 115 HS was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

22 owners who reviewed it thought it was good quality.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Eight people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was compact and two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was lightweight.

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 37,856 user and expert reviews (including 7,861 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

11 owners considered that it was easy to use and three owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Four owners who bought it reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Flash

Two owners who purchased it thought it had a good flash.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Six customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Five customers said in their reviews that it was well made.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Three people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features.

  • It has a good set of features without adding too many gimmicky ones that you might not use…
    Cameras.co.uk April 2011
  • Its impressive features include optical image stabilisation…
    Webuser.co.uk August 2011
  • It offers many features in a very compact form so that even a total beginner can take great photos…
  • Rather too many features.

Users Report Nice Design

Five customers who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was good looking and two people who bought this digital camera considered that it was neat.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Six customers who bought it mentioned that it had a good zoom.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners agreed that it had a good screen.

  • Although it's incredibly annoying, we've come to accept that you can't expect a screen with decent viewing angles in a camera selling for under £200…
  • Only feature miss is a viewfinder, old habits die hard…
    Nigel (Amazon.co.uk) - October 2011
  • The screen too offers great sharpness…
  • It is a small, well put together package, (though like most probably wouldn't take a drop), with a nice big screen removing the need for a view finder…
    Jarvo (Amazon.co.uk) - February 2012
  • It has a large screen & for basic shots it is perfect…

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Canon digital camera has been on the market since November 2011.

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The megapixels of the Canon 115 HS of only 12.1MP is lower than 80% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Canon 115 HS is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon 115 HS's optical zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 42% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon 115 HS's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 29% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon 115 HS's maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200 is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 39% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 115 HS has an image stabilizer, as do 72% of digital cameras.

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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Canon 115 HS's camera shutter speed of 0.0667s is faster than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is faster than 69% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon 115 HS has a built-in flash, as do 64% of cameras.

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Very Light

The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The Canon 115 HS's weight of only 140g is lighter than 72% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Canon 115 HS's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 30% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon 115 HS features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 81% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon 115 HS's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 23% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Canon 115 HS supports Full HD video, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon 115 HS supports custom colours, unlike 95% of digital cameras which do not support custom colours.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon 115 HS's maximum memory card size of only 4GB is in the smallest 3% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest maximum memory card size of digital cameras is 1GB, the largest is 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon 115 HS's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 31% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon 115 HS is 480 x 480. That's 98% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 3648 x 2736. Digital cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon 115 HS has an HDMI port, unlike 74% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon 115 HS features multi burst mode, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon 115 HS's digital zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 67% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon 115 HS supports video capability, which is unusual. 70% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 8605b001, canon 8608b001, ixus115hsblw, ixus115hsgry, ixus115hsroz, 4930b016aa, 4933b007aa

Barcodes:

00013803222319, 00013803222326, 00021112687545, 00031111926507, 00041114801398, 00052778836237, 00115971151474, 00115971613330, 00132018161005, 00132018306994, 00138032223194, 00138032223262, 00152772482673, 00320600132766, 00617407392777, 00617407567526, 02002162873001, 03610170005742, 03610170537434, 03610170561231, 03610170567011, 04960999686455, 04960999686462, 04960999686486, 04960999686547, 08714574565057, 08714574565064, 08714574565071, 08714574565088, 08714574565125

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