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Canon ELPH 115 IS
Canon ELPH 115 IS
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Canon ELPH 115 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 8x CCD Apr 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Good expert reviews
Has a built-in flash
Quite small display diagonal

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This Canon camera received a rating of 80% from expert review website parentesis.com. That puts this digital camera in the bottom 81% of all the digital cameras of this age and type.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 34,684 expert and user reviews (including 1,369 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2013.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The ELPH 115 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which has better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon ELPH 115 IS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the ELPH 115 IS has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (5x and higher rated), or the Samsung WB250 (5x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the ELPH 115 IS has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 6.9, the Canon ELPH 115 IS has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera. Across all the digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera range from 4.5mm to 40mm. The ELPH 115 IS has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". At only 2.7 inches, the ELPH 115 IS has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this camera and we think because of its better review score, the Canon A3200 IS is also worth considering.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X-E1 (£435.10) (2.9") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Wide Field of View

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and type, the Canon ELPH 115 IS's field of view of 100 percent is one of the widest. The average field of view of cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera is 99%.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the ELPH 115 IS has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon ELPH 115 IS has a battery charger included. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The ELPH 115 IS has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon ELPH 115 IS has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The ELPH 115 IS supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Canon ELPH 115 IS features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The ELPH 115 IS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the ELPH 115 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon 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). Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The Canon ELPH 115 IS is one of the lighter comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera (only 117 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age. Medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 20g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Canon ELPH 115 IS has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(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. Across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras of this age and spec.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

If this digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the DMC-GH3EC-K (16.05MP and higher rated), the Lumix G5 (16.05MP and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-G6 (16.05MP and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Flash

Fairly Slow Flash Recharging Time

At 10 seconds, the Canon ELPH 115 IS has a quite slow flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The fastest flash recharging time of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera is 3s, the slowest is 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8608b001, canon 8602b001
Barcodes 00013803222289, 00013803222302, 00013803222319, 00013803222326, 00031111926507, 00041114801398, 00052778836237, 00132018161005, 00138032222890, 00138032223026, 00138032223194, 00138032223262, 00152772482673

Canon ELPH 115 IS Review Sources

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