Here are some general test shots taken with the IXUS 115 HS to give an idea of performance ability when it comes to image quality, dynamic range, colour rendition and focal range.
Like its sibling IXUS models, here we have a display of lovely natural colours from the 115 HS in this also crisply detailed extreme close up shot; those who do purely want to point and shoot and get decent results without spending a lot up from could do far worse than consider this budget model.
A decent depth of field has maintained detail for foreground to background; the shot could perhaps do with a little more contrast, but otherwise this is another very respectable result straight out of the camera.
Among the Canon IXUS 115 HS’ fun digital effects filters is a toy camera mode, which delivers more muted colours reminiscent of a colorised black and white postcard and also corner shading to provide that pin hole camera look.
Among the same effects filters, accessed with a press of the function button if the camera is in program mode, is this increasingly ubiquitous miniature mode that, which narrows the portion of the image in focus to a central band and ramps up the colour saturation, ‘shrinking’ the subject to make it appear as if it’s on a toy town scale, as here.
Score in detail
Image Quality 8
Unlike other sites, we thoroughly test every product we review. We use industry standard tests in order to compare features properly. We’ll always tell you what we find. We never, ever accept money to review a product. Tell us what you think - send your emails to the Editor.