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.
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 .
Summary: With a camera in this price range, some drawbacks are expected. If you have large hands, the ELPH 100 HS might almost be too small for you. And, if you have large fingers, using the tiny four-way button to work through the menus might be almost impossible.
Excerpt: The Ixus brand is usually associated with luxury rather than good value, but Canon has combined both in this latest entry-level model. Its curved metal body looks gorgeous, and it's backed up by some impressive specs including optical stabilisation, a 3in LCD screen, an HDMI output and 1080p video...
Summary: There's not a great deal here that we haven't already witnessed on the Canon IXUS 220 HS, and apart from a bigger screen and a lower price tag for this IXUS 115 HS, the two cameras are pretty much two tempting peas in the same tight pod.
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