Updated (February 2014): Compare the Canon IXUS 115 HS vs Canon IXUS 150

Canon IXUS 115 HS vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Winner
Canon IXUS 115 HS

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 115 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Canon IXUS 115 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 115 HS

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 115 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 0.8 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The IXUS 115 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
93×56×20 mm vs 95×56×21 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 130 IS

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Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 4x
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4x more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
133 g vs 140 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              IXUS 115 HS93×56×20 mm
              ELPH 130 IS95×56×21 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 115 HS140 g
              ELPH 130 IS133 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              IXUS 115 HS3,200 ISO
              ELPH 130 IS1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              IXUS 115 HS3.4 fps
              ELPH 130 IS0.8 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $195

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $188

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $153

              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen

              Canon IXUS 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus VR-360

              Olympus VR-360

              Digicam

              $125

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $223

              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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