Canon releases a pair of wireless wonders

Canon VIXIA HF M52 (courtesy Canon U.S.A., Inc., ©2012)
Canon VIXIA HF M52 (courtesy Canon U.S.A., Inc., ©2012)
Canon PowerShell ELPH 530 HS (courtesy Canon U.S.A., Inc. ©2012)
Canon PowerShell ELPH 530 HS (courtesy Canon U.S.A., Inc. ©2012)

Manufacturers of digital cameras and camcorders have become aware that smart phones and tablets are becoming their competition. While you might not be comfortable using your iPhone or iPad as the sole means to capture vacation fun or a child's graduation, many are.

As such, big names in digital imaging appear to be adopting a "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" posture when it comes to addressing this trend. Some of Canon's latest offerings go out of their way to "play nice" with iOS- and Android-powered devices, and the culmination of both worlds results.

Canon's VIXIA HF M52 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder is equipped with 32GB of internal flash memory. The cool part is it also has an SD memory card slot that is fully compatible with SDXC memory cards, so you can increase its storage capacity from 32GB up to 2TB.

Straight out the box, the camcorder can record up to 24 hours of HD video and features a genuine Canon HD Video Lens, HD CMOS Image Sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor.

Like other VIXIA HF M-series camcorders, the HF M32 features a Touch Panel LCD and other features that make capturing and sharing stunning HD video super easy.

Touch & Track
allows you to select a subject on the LCD which will then be recognized and tracked. It even works with animals and ensures the subject will always be in-focus and properly-exposed.

Relay Recording steps in when the primary recording media is full. The camcorder will continue to record a scene by switching from one memory source to the other as it fills up, without missing a frame.

HD-to-SD down-conversion lets you convert recorded HD video to standard-definition files while preserving the original HD video. Standard-definition MP4 files make it more convenient to share video online.

The VIXIA HF M52 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder has an MSRP of $749.99. For more information, visit

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS digital camera is the flagship of Canon's ELPH line. Just .78 inches thick, the ELPH 530 HS has the classic style of the immensely-popular ELPH series but features Wi-Fi and a 12x optical zoom lens.

The camera's 10-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor works in tandem with its DIGIC 5 image processor to help produce high-quality images in low-light conditions. It also shoots 1080p Full HD video.

A 3.2-inch LCD touch screen provides Smart AUTO scene selection with 58 scenes, Face ID for optimal images of up to 12 registered subjects, and intelligent image stabilization (IS).

The Canon ELPH 530 HS is available in black or white for an MSRP of $349.99. For more information, visit