CP+ 2011: Canon has released the ELPH 100 HS (IXUS 115 HS in Europe) ultra-compact. It features a 12.1MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 3.0" LCD and 4x zoom lens starting at 28mm equiv. Similar to the other compact cameras announced today it is capable of recording Super Slow 340 x 240 movies at 240fps and 1080p24 Full HD videos, and features the latest Movie Digest mode. The camera comes with 32 scene modes and 6 creative filters including Miniature and Toy Camera effects. It will be available at a retail price of $199.99 in the US market and £179.99 in the UK.

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Introducing the stylish, fun and feature packed IXUS 115 HS – perfect for pictures in all conditions

London, UK, 7th February 2011 – Canon today launches the IXUS 115 HS – a stylish and slim IXUS that effortlessly blends stand-out looks with great performance, even in low-light. Featuring Canon’s HS System, the IXUS 115 HS makes it easy for you to take outstanding shots in all conditions. Be the envy of all your friends with the enviable design of the IXUS 115 HS, available in four vibrant colours, featuring a super-slim metal body and signature IXUS styling.

Stunning performance in all conditions with the HS System
Say goodbye to disappointing results thanks to Canon’s unique, high-performance HS System. Whether capturing the atmosphere of a party, or the rich colour of a sunny summer’s day, Canon’s HS System gives you exceptional image quality in all conditions. Even in dimly-lit environments where shots can be unclear, grainy and lacking in detail, the HS System produces clear, natural-looking images without having to use the flash – delivering all-round performance from a stylish body you can take anywhere.

Shoot exceptional images, with confidence
There’s no need to worry about settings thanks to Canon’s Smart Auto mode, which automatically detects up to 32 different scenes and takes care of everything for you so all you have to do is point, shoot and enjoy capturing the moment. Be sure to get the perfect result if you’re photographing tricky, fast-moving action with

High-speed Burst Mode, which takes a rapid burst of shots and freezes the action to either capture the perfect moment or a whole sequence of shots. You can also capture beautiful night-time shots using Handheld Night Scene, which shoots a number of pictures of the same scene in sucession and combines them to create one blur-free, and perfectly exposed image.

Shoot more with Movie Mode

As well as impressive stills, you can instantly record Full HD 1080p movies by pressing the dedicated movie record button as the action unfolds – allowing you to capture special moments in stunning clarity. For even more artistic movies, Super Slow Motion Movie can capture life up to eight times slower than real-time. Capture the moment before each photo you take with the new Movie Digest mode which records up to four seconds before every still image taken, before joining the clips together to create a bonus movie to complement your photos.

Express your creativity
Free your imagination and experiment with wide range of creative shooting modes on the IXUS 115 HS, including Toy Camera effect, which re-creates the look and feel of images produced by an older-style camera; or create bright, retro looking images with Poster Effect. Put yourself in the picture with clever Smart Shutter, which uses a wink, a smile or the appearance of an additional face in the scene to trigger a perfect portrait or group shot. You can even shoot underwater down to depths of 3m with a lightweight, compact waterproof case, or go down further with a 40m diving case, giving you incredible flexibility.

IXUS 115 HS – key features:

  • Premium image quality even in low light using the HS System with 12.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 28mm wide-angle, 4x optical zoom Canon lens with optical Image Stabilizer
  • Slim metal body with large 7.6 cm (3.0”), strong and clear PureColor II G LCD
  • Full HD movies (1080p) with Dynamic IS and HDMI
  • Smart Auto detects 32 scenes for the ultimate in point and shoot
  • High-speed Burst and Super Slow Motion Movie capture fast action
  • Movie Digest records the fun before each shot to create a bonus movie
  • Miniature and Toy Camera effects, Smart Shutter with Smile and Wink Self-Timer
  • Handheld Night Scene and Best Image Selection: great results anytime
  • Optional waterproof cases

Canon IXUS 115 HS specifications

Price US: $199.99
UK: £179
EU: €179
Sensor • 1/2.3" type back-illuminated CMOS
• 12.1 million effective pixels
Image sizes 4:3
• 4000 x 3000
• 2816 x 2112
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480

• 4000 x 2248
• 2816 x 1584
• 1920 x 1080
• 640 x 360

• 4000 x 2664
• 2816 x 1880
• 1600 x 1064
• 640 x 424

• 2992 x 2992
• 2112 x 2112
• 1200 x 1200
• 480 x 480
Movie clips • 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps HD
• 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps HD
• 640 x 480 @ 30 fps
• 320 x 240 @ 30 fps
• Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 120fps, (M) 240fps
• Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Maximum clip length • Full HD & HD : Up to 4 GB or 10 min
• L and M : Up to 4 GB or 1 hour.
File formats • Still: JPEG (Exif v2.3)
• Movie: MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo) ]
Lens • 28-112mm (35mm equiv)
• f = 5 - 20mm
• 4x optical zoom
• F2.8-5.9
• 6 elements in 5 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA element and 1 single-sided aspherical UA element)
Image stabilization • Yes (Lens-Shift)
• Dynamic IS (in Movie)
Digital zoom up to 4x
Focus • Auto focus :TTL
- Face Detection / 9-point AiAF
- 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF modes • Single
• Continuous
• Servo AF/AE
• Tracking
AF lock Yes (on/off selectable)
AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance Closest focus distance 3 cm
Metering • Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame)
• Center-weighted average
• Spot (center)
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
AE lock Yes
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
Shutter speed • Auto (1 - 1/2000 sec)
• 15-1/2000 sec
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
• Long Shutter
• Stitch Assist
White balance • Auto (including Face Detection WB)
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Fluorescent H
• Flash
• Custom
Self timer • 2 or 10 sec
Continuous shooting • Approx. 3.4 shots/sec
High-speed Burst (3.0)MP
• Approx. 8.0 shots/sec
Image parameters 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)
Flash • Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Slow Sync, Red-eye reduction
• Slow Sync Speed : Fastest speed 1/2000 sec
• Face Detection FE compensation
• Flash exposure lock
• 50 cm – 3.5 m (W) / 50 cm – 2.0 m (T)
LCD monitor • 2.7 inch PureColor II G (TFT)
• 230,000 pixels
• 100% coverage
• Adjustable
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• HDMI mini connector
• AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)
Print compliance PictBridge
Storage SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Power Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L
Weight (inc. batt) 141 g
Dimensions 93 x 56 x 20 mm

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