Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition
It's easy to capture clear, steady images with the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS, even in low light without using a tripod. That's because the camera is equipped with Canon's innovative Intelligent IS. The system analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation allowing you to focus on framing and capturing your shot. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes.
Normal Corrects for a wide range of camera movement when shooting stills.
Panning Panning motion is detected so that IS does not interfere with desired camera movement.
Macro (Hybrid) Corrects for shift-type camera shake, which typically occurs in macro (close-up) shooting.
Dynamic Effective for video shooting at wide-angle focal lengths, eliminating the unwanted shaking that typically occurs while walking.
Powered Compensates for hand movement when shooting video at the telephoto end of the zoom range, where camera shake is magnified.
Tripod When tripod use is detected, the Image Stabilizer is stopped because it is not needed.
Where are the wires? Instructions are bad.
While the camera is great to use. There were no wires in the box to connect the computer to download the pictures. Also, the instructions are hard to follow. The menu is difficult for me to follow. So I have pictures to look at, no way to download, and no wad to print. This sucks. I am done with Canon, unless they help me soon. Supposed to be wireless, but I can't figure it out.
May 1, 2014
Nice little camera
Bought two of these for my kids. Plenty of features and options. The pictures come out pretty good for a tiny little camera, as do the videos. With the optical zoom, this blows away cellphone cameras, and it's small enough to fit in your pocket. I gave the kids 16GB high-speed SDXC memory cards (Patriot and SanDisk). No problems with camera or cards. The kids love the cameras, and are taking good care of them. Sure beats the toy V-tech cameras these replaced. Tip: close the battery/card door when charging - you wouldn't want it to break off (good advice for kids!).
April 23, 2014
Eh soso. KInda disappointed
While overall it is fine I have a hard time handling it comfortably while shooting movies since the placement of the microphone is in a horrible spot (on the bottom right of the lens instead of being on the top left of the lens where the instruction manual shows it should be), Thus I almost always end up swiping my finger across the microphone during recordings which leads to the sound being cut out. Either that or it is the camera itself that is faulty during recordings and the sound cuts out by itself. I still need to do a few more tests on it to see if it is me or the camera itself. Along with this there is no grip design on front for easier handling like my old Canon Powershot A710 has.
March 1, 2014
poor low-light performance
This camera only takes usable pictures outside on bright days. Any situation with low to medium light produces extremely grainy, noisy images with spots in them regardless of how you set the camera. Also, you must manually set the ISO below 400 in all situations or the image will be too noisy.
This camera has a lot of good features but the image quality is not acceptable.
Don't just take my word for it. Read some professional reviews.
November 17, 2013