LCD and Viewfinder
Canon Elph 115 IS has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 461k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
Elph 115 IS doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon Elph 115 IS can shoot continuously at max speed of 2 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately Elph 115 IS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon Elph 115 IS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 focus points and 1 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Canon Elph 115 IS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon Elph 115 IS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 24 fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon Elph 115 IS will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
Elph 115 IS has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon Elph 115 IS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect Elph 115 IS to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon Elph 115 IS is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 170 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Canon Elph 115 IS has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend Elph 115 IS owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Ultracompact Cameras
Nikon L32 with its 320shots is the model with longest battery life among Ultracompact cameras. Check the comparison of Canon Elph 115 IS vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon Elph 115 IS Features Compared to Main Competitors