Reviews and Problems with Canon IXUS 115 HS / ELPH 100 HS
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Canon ELPH 100 HS / IXUS 115 HS
1 December 2011
Summary: Like many budget models the movie audio is mono and you can't zoom the lens while filming, but impressively the actual movie quality itself on the ELPH 100 HS / IXUS 115 HS is the same Full HD 1080/24p as higher-end models. You also get the super slow motion and miniature tilt-shift effects of its pricier counterparts.
Pros: Super-slim stylish compact design., 1080p24 HD movie mode., Scene mode movies and super slo-mo., Excellent image quality.
Cons: Lengthy linear exposure mode menu., Average continuous shooting speeds., No optical zoom in video modes., Mono mic.
Excerpt: The PowerShot ELPH 100 HS ($199) is the entry-level model in Canon's stylish and compact ELPH lineup. It's the follow-up to the PowerShot SD1300 IS, which came out on top in our 2010 Budget Camera Shootout . It features a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, a 4X optical zoom lens (28 - 112 mm equivalent), optical image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD display, plenty of point-and-shoot features, and Full HD video recording.
Summary: The Canon IXUS 115 HS produces pleasing images in almost all conditions. Exposure is generally reliable, and although it does on occasion underexpose this isn’t a major issue when shooting. White balance has a slight tendency to expose on the warmer end of the colour scale, although by no means in such a way that it is to the detriment of the images. Whenever a new IXUS camera arrives, it does so with a certain weight of expectation behind it.
Pros: Excellent design, slim body, good image quality, reasonable price tag
Cons: LCD screen not the highest specification, no manual control, missing a few features
Conclusion: Its diminutive body and the high-sensitivity capabilities makes the IXUS a fine contender for a camera to take on a night out, but getting the balance right between style and operation is tricky, and the streamlined body is sadly only friendly for the nimble fingered. It's a real shame, as otherwise its small size, large LCD screen and reasonably high standard of image quality make for a winning combination – particularly in this price bracket.
Conclusion: The Canon IXUS 115 HS ticks most of the right boxes for a pocket camera. It has a good set of features without adding too many gimmicky ones that you might not use. Build quality seems to be good. Picture quality is hard to beat by other point and shoot cameras. Recommended.
Pros: Easy to read menu screens - picture quality - advanced movie features - LCD screen - build quality
Excerpt: Little brother to the likes of the Canon IXUS 220 HS and 310 HS, the 115 HS is a neat looking and affordable pocket compact that surpasses what one would normally expect from a budget model. OK, so it lacks much in the way of manual photographic control as one would expect, but then again there are plenty of creative extras under its glossy exterior to keep the more adventurous men and women of the point and shoot brigade occupied.
Summary: If I keep saying it long enough I might believe it, it’s not pink, it’s not pink it’s purple. Here I am looking at one of Canon s latest Ixus cameras, the 115HS . Its purple but I am very pleased to say that is only one of the colours it comes in.