[CES 2012] Canon is still giving some love to the compact camera segment and the ELPH 11 HS is the successor to the 300 HS. It has a 24-120mm lens (5X optical zoom) with Canon’s “intelligent IS” (already present in the 300 HS) which chooses the most appropriate image stabilization technique (among 6) to make things as sharp as possible.
It can record in 1080p (24FPS) videos and capture “movie digest” shots in 720p. Movie Digest is a feature that lets the camera capture 4 seconds that *precede* a shot, so when you take a picture, the four previous seconds are also recorded in video so that you don’t miss anything important, like blowing a candle during a birthday. I can only guess but I suspect that in that mode, the camera must be recording continuously in a 4-seconds loop, which gets saved when you capture a photo.
The ELPH 110 HS is the typical point and shoot camera for those who just want to take casual good quality pictures without thinking about the settings, and without breaking the bank. It will retail at $249, and should ship around mid-February.