Image quality is good versus similarly priced cameras
ELPH 115 is very easy to use
Toggle switch gives easy access to two primary shooting modes, Auto and Program
Like other ELPH models, the 115 is a sharp-looking camera
Separate battery charger included
8x optical zoom is nice to find in small camera
Control buttons are too small
Shutter lag times are a little below average
Shot to shot delays are poor, especially when using the flash
Burst mode is too slow, even at reduced resolutions
Flash range is too limited
LCD screen is too small and has below average resolution level
LCD doesn't perform well in low light, as "jelly" effect is common
Mid to high ISO settings leave quite a bit of noise in images
HD video is limited to 720p resolution
Battery life is below average
No USB cable included
Camera isn't necessarily a great value
Those looking for the latest and greatest features in a digital camera will have no interest in the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 IS (known as the Canon IXUS 132 in some parts of the world). Nearly all of the features of the ELPH 115 are average or below average, and it doesn't offer any advanced capabilities, such as a large zoom lens or built-in Wi-Fi. Like most PowerShot ELPH cameras, the ELPH 115 is a small, sharp-looking model that may appeal to some beginning photographers who have a strict budget. Even through the ELPH 115 is a low-priced camera, its lack of any above average features or performance levels makes it tough to recommend this camera unless you can find it well below its MSRP. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
Canon's 2013 entry-level ELPH series camera, the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS boasts a 16-megapixel image sensor mated to an 8x optical zoom lens and a DIGIC 4 image processor. Capable of recording 720p HD video with stereo sound, the 115 IS includes Canon's Intelligent IS (Image Stabilization) system for smooth video and crisp stills.
Further, Canon's Smart AUTO mode automatically picks out optimal camera settings, based on shooting conditions, from "32 predefined shooting situations.". And, to ensure you get all your memories captured in picture or video form, there's even a new ECO mode to shoot more for longer.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 IS Features
16-megapixel CCD image sensor
8x optical zoom lens (28-224mm equivalent)
DIGIC 4 image processor
720p HD video recording with stereo sound
Easy to use camera with Smart AUTO, Program AE, and various scene modes
Li-ion battery pack (good for up to 200 photos)
SD memory card slot
With color options including blue, silver, black, or pink; the Canon ELPH 115 IS can match anyone's style. The MSRP is $169.99. Note: Canon recently dropped the MSRP of the ELPH 115 IS to $149.99. See our Buy button at the top right of this page for the most current online pricing.
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