Canon Elph 115 IS
- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 24-120mm (F2.7-5.9) lens
- 135g - 93 x 57 x 20mm
- Revealed January 2013
- Alternative Name is IXUS 132 HS
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon Elph 115 IS summary
Canon Elph 115 IS is Canon's Ultracompact digital camera initially launched on January of 2013. It uses a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456. It is known as "IXUS 132 HS" in some countries.
The Elph 115 IS is positioned #28 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over-all #780 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please check out our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your custom requirements.
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Canon Elph 115 IS history
The Canon Elph 115 IS has a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can check out all older and latest models alongside key specs.
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Elph 115 IS vs ELPH 150 IS24-240mm
Elph 115 IS vs ELPH 13528-224mm
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Elph 115 IS vs ELPH 13028-224mm
Elph 115 IS vs ELPH 520 HS28-336mm
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Elph 115 IS vs ELPH 300 HS24-120mm
Elph 115 IS vs ELPH 100 HS28-112mm
Canon Elph 115 IS Gallery
You can check the Elph 115 IS from various angles in the gallery below.
Canon Elph 115 IS Pros and Cons
Below is a list of upsides and downsides of the Canon Elph 115 IS based on aspects that are usually regarded as essential in a digital camera.
Canon Elph 115 IS Sensor details
The Canon Elph 115 IS is run by the DIGIC 5 chip. The spec of the sensor on the Canon Elph 115 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not supported which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below illustrates the Elph 115 IS's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The Elph 115 IS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon Elph 115 IS dimensions
Canon Elph 115 IS weighs in at 0.30 pounds (135 grams / 4.76 ounces) & has outer size of 93mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 grams and the Canon Elph 115 IS is heavier when compared to its competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Listed below is a photo of the Canon Elph 115 IS with a softdrink to help you get a sense of its scale.
The top view below will illustrate the button layout on the Elph 115 IS.
Canon Elph 115 IS Lens specs
The Elph 115 IS provides a fixed lens featuring a focal range of 24-120mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't outstanding but it is likely to be very helpful in some conditions.
At the widest 24mm, it comes with an aperture of f2.7 making it rather slow and not ideal for low light circumstances and you will struggle to get good bokeh. You will also need to raise the ISO leading to noisy images. With the tele end, 120mm comes to f5.9 which is fairly slow and you would need to set slower shutter speeds.
Canon Elph 115 IS Connectivity
The Elph 115 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily send files and oftentimes alter settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Several applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external screen. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Canon Elph 115 IS Video specs
The highest possible video resolution on the Canon Elph 115 IS is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in H.264 file format. 1080p resolution offers a decent balance between video quality and file sizes but 1080p is not going to give you any room to downsample. The camera does not offer a microphone or headphone socket which means you have got little control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to order an alternative camera in case you need better sound for your videos.
Canon Elph 115 IS Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Canon Elph 115 IS so you need to be careful in rainy and dusty situations.
Canon Elph 115 IS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon Elph 115 IS houses a 3 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder specs for Canon Elph 115 IS are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather helpful during bright outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Canon Elph 115 IS Shutter specs
Canon Elph 115 IS continuous shooting speed is 2.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Canon Elph 115 IS Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon Elph 115 IS comes with only in-built flash without external flash support.
Canon Elph 115 IS Autofocusing specs
Canon Elph 115 IS comes with just Contrast Based Autofocus & lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & accurate when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera boasts Face detection making it valuable for taking portraits of people.
The AF system boasts 9 focus points to choose from. It also includes Tracking Autofocus for things that move. Canon Elph 115 IS lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be useful during low light occasions or you need to have more accurate control on depth of field.
Canon Elph 115 IS Battery life
The battery life (NB-11L) for the Canon Elph 115 IS is built to last for 170 photographs according to the CIPA measurements making it lower when compared to it's competitors. The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the best (320) battery life within this range of cameras.
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Canon Elph 115 IS for varying styles of photography
The following illustration indicates a summary of the Canon Elph 115 IS for varying styles of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Canon Elph 115 IS Portrait photography features
The Canon Elph 115 IS receives a points tally of 35 which is bad, meaning that it is simply not very good to use for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos and capability to use off-camera lighting.
Canon Elph 115 IS Street photography details
Having a decent score of 58, the Canon Elph 115 IS is fairly suitable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon Elph 115 IS Sports photography factors
A bad sports photography points total of 38 means the Canon Elph 115 IS is simply not very good for taking photos of sports. A camera must have good focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon Elph 115 IS Travel photography information
Size is very crucial when buying a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon Elph 115 IS gets a very good 63 as a travelling camera which is a respectable pick to buy for your holidays.
Canon Elph 115 IS Landscape photography information
For anybody who is planning to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon Elph 115 IS at it's bad rating of 42 as a landscape camera is simply not very good within the current market.
Vlogging with Canon Elph 115 IS
A camera for vlogging should offer a articulating display, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering all the details, the Canon Elph 115 IS is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it gets a bad score of 34.
Canon Elph 115 IS Alternatives
If you want replacements to the Elph 115 IS, below is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Ultracompact.
The line chart here shows you an overview of the Elph 115 IS compared to it's highest scored rivals suggested previously.
These are some more cameras you may look at as alternate options. To review a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.