Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Olympus Stylus 1

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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
Olympus Stylus 1

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a megapixel count of 20.3MPMP, but the Olympus Stylus 1 is only a 12MPMP digital camera (8.3MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a total megapixel count of 21.1MPMP, however the Olympus Stylus 1 is only a 12.76MPMP digital camera (8.34MP less).
Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an optical zoom of 50xx, but the Olympus Stylus 1 is only a 10.7xx optical zoom digital camera (39.3x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Hugely smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a maximum aperture of 6.5, but the Olympus Stylus 1 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (3.7 bigger).
4mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, whereas the Olympus Stylus 1 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Olympus Stylus 1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
A lot higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a JPEG frame rate of 59.94fpsfps, however the Olympus Stylus 1 is only a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (29.94fps lower).
5.3mm shorter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a height of 81.7mmmm, however the Olympus Stylus 1 is an 87mmmm tall digital camera (5.3mm taller).
User reviews are better
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an average user review score of 100%, whereas the Olympus Stylus 1 has an average rating of 95% (based on 43 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.6 larger).
299mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a maximum focal length of 300mmmm, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is only a 1,200mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (299mm shorter).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 45s longer than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (60ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Thinner Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a depth of 56.5mmmm. That's 35.4mm thinner than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (56.5mmmm).
4% narrower Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a width of 116.2mmmm. That's 3.8mm narrower than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (116.2mmmm).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.6 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 larger than the Olympus Stylus 1 (2.8).
299mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 1,200mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 299mm shorter than the Olympus Stylus 1 (300mmmm).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a maximum camera shutter speed of 15ss, however the Olympus Stylus 1 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (45s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

35.4mm thicker Edit
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 91.9mmmm deep, but the Olympus Stylus 1 is a 56.5mmmm deep digital camera (35.4mm thinner).
A bit wider Edit
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 120mmmm wide, but the Olympus Stylus 1 is a 116.2mmmm wide digital camera (3.8mm narrower).
11 Reasons Against
70% lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 12MPMP digital camera. That's 8.3MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (12MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

66% less total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 12.76MPMP digital camera. That's 8.34MP less than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (12.76MPMP).
4x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 10.7xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 39.3x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (10.7xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Vastly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 3.7 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (2.8).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (28mmmm).
20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (100).
29.94fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 29.94fps lower than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (30fpsfps).
Taller Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is an 87mmmm tall digital camera. That's 5.3mm taller than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (87mmmm).
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Older by over two years
The Olympus Stylus 1 is two years older than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS.
User review Rating is Worse
The Olympus Stylus 1 has an average user score of 95%, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an average user rating of 100% (based on 2 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.3MP
BEST
12MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 3968 x 2976
 2560 x 1920
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 3968 x 2976
 2560 x 1920
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
BEST
 5184 x 3888
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.3 x 5.5
Total Megapixel Count
21.1MP
BEST
12.76MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
10.7x
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture
3.4 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,200mm 300mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 215 6 - 64.3
Extra / Smart Zoom
100x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
13/10 12/10
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 8

Focusing

Auto Focus
 AI
 Face detection
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 AI
 Face detection
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 35
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 12800
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200
BEST
12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 3 0.8 - 10.3
Flash Range
0.5 - 5.5 0.1 - 10.3
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
59.94fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 PCM
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,040,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
BEST
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data TruePic VI
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Beach
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 Multi
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 402g
Height
81.7mm
BEST
87mm
Depth
91.9mm 56.5mm
BEST
Width
120mm 116.2mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
442g 402g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-6LH BLS-5
Shot Per Battery Charge
205 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 30 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Technical Details

Housing Material
 Metal
 Metal
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