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Canon 115 HS
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Canon 115 HS Digital Camera

12.1MP 4x CMOS Nov 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor allows you to capture amazing photos even in low light situations Full High Definition Movies with Dynamic IS Shoot... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Canon compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Canon is one of the better rated brands.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon 115 HS has one of the larger display diagonals amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-LX5[plb_1047477_price] which has better reviews.

If this Canon digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5"), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon 115 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the 115 HS do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the X10[pl_1150_price], or the F800EXR[pl_1518759_price] both from Fujifilm.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. 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 Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 115 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 115 HS also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon 115 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the 115 HS.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price].

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Has Seven White Balances

The Canon 115 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 115 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Canon 115 HS is more than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 115 HS. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon 115 HS has one of the smallest maximum aperture numbers (20) amongst digital cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of compact cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 1.8 to 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon 115 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1220 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the 115 HS is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Canon 115 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Canon camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon 115 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

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

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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17 Reasons Against

Very Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

The average normal focusing range (tele) of digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1.3m, and the normal focusing ranges (tele) range from 0.2m to 3.5m. At only 0.5 meters, the Canon 115 HS has a fairly small normal focusing range (tele) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the 115 HS range from 0.17x to 63x. The Canon 115 HS has a fairly small optical zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 115 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] (4.6x), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Canon 115 HS does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video capability including the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price].

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the Canon 115 HS has one of the lower megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of compact cameras that have been around for more than two years is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 12.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the SX240 HS[pl_410378_price], or the 105[pl_377573_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FX90[plb_1291987_price].

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (12.2MP).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Canon 115 HS does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras of this spec and age are not 3D. The Canon 115 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon 115 HS does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the 115 HS are not waterproof. The Canon 115 HS 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 Canon 115 HS is more than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the 115 HS. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The Canon 115 HS has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate (only 24 frames per second) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 115 HS. The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 115 HS is 15fps and the highest is 240fps.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon 115 HS is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras of this age and type range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 112 millimeters, the Canon 115 HS has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon 115 HS has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 115 HS have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The Canon 115 HS has one of the smaller normal focusing ranges (wide) (only 0.03 meters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 115 HS the normal focusing ranges (wide) range from 0.01m to 0.8m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.43m.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, the Canon 115 HS has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst cameras of this age. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 10 to 200.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Canon 115 HS has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 5, the Canon 115 HS has a very large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the 115 HS. The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the 115 HS is 1.3 and the largest is 22.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon 115 HS

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon 115 HS has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 115 HS.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS[plb_1496416_price].

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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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 have been available for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon 115 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

The Canon 115 HS has a pretty average weight (121 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 121g digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm F800EXR[plb_1518759_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
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
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

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8x zoom lens
Compact
Inexpensive
Sharp images
The Canon PowerShot Elph 100 HS is a very good value, offering good photo and video quality outside and indoors, lots of fun shooting modes, and decent shooting performance for its class
Slow performance
Noisy images at moderate ISO settings
Low-res LCD
Video limited to 720p
The 100 HS' photos look soft, even at lower ISOs

User Reviews

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