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Canon IXUS 115 HS - Test shots: Detail and Lens Performance

By Gavin Stoker


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Review Price £144.99

A more general selection of test shots are revealed on this page and next to act as an evaluation of the IXUS 115 HS in a variety of shooting conditions.


This unadulterated wide angle shot at 28mm equivalent setting straight from the 115 HS reveals reasonably good edge to edge sharpness, even if we are seeing focus start to fall off at the upper corners of the frame and some slight pixel fringing under particularly close inspection. Colours are attractively vibrant too.


By contrast a handheld maximum 112mm (35mm equivalent) telephoto shot from the same vantage point. Considering that this is a snapshot model we're impressed with the level of detail maintained here.


Another maximum wide angle shot of a closer subject with plenty of inherent detail which will give a better impression of the crispness captured in the 115 HS' 12 megapixel shots. Although admittedly the wall is fairly well worn, we're not seeing obvious barrel distortion at this range.


Our rusty gate shot reveals more detail than we might expect from a humble 12 megapixel snapper with a physically smaller lens. The camera's exposure has maintained highlight detail in the circular crest under direct sunlight.


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Brian ONeill

April 7, 2011, 9:48 pm

Canon are currently running a spring promotion, there is £20 cashback on this model and the 220: http://www.canon.co.uk/springc...

Simon Hall

May 2, 2011, 11:36 pm

I bought one of these 2 weeks ago, and I am probably going to send it back. The Backlit CMOS sensor gives great low light performance, but in good light it gives worse pictures than my old CCD equipped IXUS 90 IS.
The focus is also slower, and it often fails to focus correctly. If you are going to shoot mainly in good light it it worth bearing this is mind.


November 28, 2011, 9:48 pm

Bought this two days ago. Have gone through all operational techniques.A nice handy camera with very good low light performance (considering the sensor size for this type). Image quality is quite good; so is its video recording capability. Cons:1. very scantily spaced control buttons; 2.cannot enter into digital (not optical) zoom for still images and video recording unless aspect ratio is set to 4:3, although the camera has shooting options in other desired aspect ratios.

G Hell

April 15, 2012, 2:38 pm

Been playing with this camera for a couple of weeks. Mixed results. It's behaved well in a variety of conditions and I love that I can fit a camera of this quality in a trouser pocket. On the other hand, I'm really annoyed that pictures taken with digital zoom are enlarged to the currently selected resolution.

Tiberiu Ghioca

January 1, 2013, 12:36 pm

Here is a full HD fireworks film:



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