Canon IXUS 115 HS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

IXUS 115 HS

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Focus on the fun

With HS System for great shots in low light, Smart Auto and Full HD movies, the stylish metal bodied IXUS 115 HS lets you simply enjoy the fun.

  • HS System (12.1 MP)
  • 28mm, 4x zoom. Optical IS
  • Slim metal body
  • 7.6 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
  • Full HD. Dynamic IS. HDMI
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes)
  • High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie
  • Movie Digest
  • Creative shooting modes
  • Optional Waterproof Cases
  • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
  • 4x optical zoom with wide-angle 4x optical zoom with wide-angle
  • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS 12.1 Megapixel CMOS
  • Reduces blur in stills and movies Reduces blur in stills and movies
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Enhanced strength and visibility Enhanced strength and visibility
  • 1080p movies 1080p movies
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • High-speed shooting High-speed shooting
  • Automatic movie summary of your day Automatic movie summary of your day
  • Smooth slow motion movies Smooth slow motion movies
  • View stills and videos on TV View stills and videos on TV

HS System (12.1 MP)

HS System excels in low light allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or tripod. A high performance DIGIC 4 processor and high sensitivity image sensor give superior image quality in all situations.

28mm, 4x zoom. Optical IS

A quality 28mm wide-angle Canon lens brings you greater shooting possibilities, from big groups to indoor party shots. The 4x zoom with optical Image Stabilizer makes it easy to zoom in on details without camera shake.

Slim metal body

A metal body gives the camera a solid feel and stylish finish while the slim design makes it easy to carry with you everywhere

7.6 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD

The large screen with a tempered glass outer layer adds strength and gives high visibility in a variety of conditions with stunning contrast and colour. A wide viewing angle allows you to easily share your images and movies with friends.

Full HD Movies and Dynamic IS plus HDMI

High quality movies can now be recorded in Full HD 1080p format at 24fps. Dynamic IS makes sure your footage stays steady while filming and an HDMI connection ensures no loss of quality when playing back on an HDTV.

Smart Auto

Smart Auto is truly automatic - detecting up to 32 different shooting scenes so you can take great pictures in complete confidence, knowing that the camera will take care of everything.

High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie

Capture fast-paced action using the High-speed Burst mode or slow down movement using Super Slow Motion Movie mode. Both modes provide dramatic and spectacular ways of recording fast-moving subjects.

Movie Digest

Movie Digest captures up to 4-seconds of the action before a shot is taken, joining all the clips together from the same day into a single VGA movie to add to your collection of photos.

Creative shooting modes

Creative shooting modes give you the opportunity to experiment. Fish-eye Effect re-creates the distortion of a fish-eye lens while Miniature Effect transforms landscapes into miniature scale models. For the look and feel of a picture taken with an older style camera try Toy Camera Effect.

Optional Waterproof Cases

Explore a world of underwater photography with either the more compact, lightweight and affordable WP-DC310L which allows shooting down to depths of 3m or the WP-DC39 down to 40m.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.0 – 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 112 mm)
Zoom Optical 4x. Digital Approx. 4x¹ (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹)². Combined Approx. 16x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 – f/5.9
Construction 6 elements in 5 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA element and 1 single-sided aspherical UA element)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3-stop. Dynamic IS (in Movie)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous (Auto mode only), Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Speed 1 – 1/1500 sec. (factory default)
15 – 1/1500 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 7.6 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT), Approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/1500 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 30 cm – 4.0 m (W) / 50cm – 2.0 m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (3.0MP) , Best Image Selection (3.0MP), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (3.0MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist
Modes in Movie P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Super Slow Motion Movie
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 3.4 shots/sec.¹, High-speed Burst (3.0MP): Approx. 8.2shots/sec.¹, (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size 4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)
*XS is half the length and width of S
Compression Fine, Normal
Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 30 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 120fps, (M) 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec.¹
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
My Category Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6 (Intel processor required)

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 230 shots¹
Approx. 300 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Leather Case DCC-60, IXUS Metal or Leather Strap
Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC39
Waterproof Case (3m) WP-DC310L
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60
Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 93.1 x 55.8 x 19.9 mm
Weight Approx. 140 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
  • * Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
  • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.