Canon PowerShot SX420 is vs Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.1 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has a maximum aperture of 6.6, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
19% shorter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has a height of 69.1mmmm, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is an 81.7mmmm tall digital camera (12.6mm taller).
A little thinner Edit
Canon PowerShot SX420 is is 85.1mmmm deep, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 91.9mmmm deep digital camera (6.8mm thicker).
Narrower Edit
Canon PowerShot SX420 is is 104.4mmmm wide, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 120mmmm wide digital camera (15.6mm wider).
$203 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is is $202.93 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS.
10 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 21.1MPMP digital camera. That's 0.6MP more than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (21.1MPMP).
16% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 50xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 8x bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (50xx). 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.

Slightly smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a minimum aperture of 3.4, but the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 2 higher than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (3,200).
20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (80).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 59.94fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 34.94fps higher than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (59.94fpsfps).
Two memory slots Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has two memory slots, however the Canon PowerShot SX420 is only has one memory slot.
205 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a digital camera that takes 205 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX420 is only takes 195 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

2 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 100%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is 84% (based on 5 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
0.6MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has a total megapixel count of 20.5MPMP, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 21.1MPMP digital camera (0.6MP more).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has an optical zoom of 42xx, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 50xx optical zoom digital camera (8x bigger). 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.

Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 larger than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (3.4).
2 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has a maximum ISO speed of 1,600, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (2 higher).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has a JPEG frame rate of 25fpsfps, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 59.94fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (34.94fps higher).
One less memory slot Edit
The number of memory slots on the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is one, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS only has two memory slots.
Ten less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is takes 195 shots shots per battery charge, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS only takes 205 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Fewer sellers
Only 13 stores sells the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS, but 15 shops sell the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is 84%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 100% (based on 2 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (6.5).
12.6mm taller Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is an 81.7mmmm tall digital camera. That's 12.6mm taller than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (81.7mmmm).
8% thicker Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a depth of 91.9mmmm. That's 6.8mm thicker than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (91.9mmmm).
13% wider Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a width of 120mmmm. That's 15.6mm wider than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (120mmmm).
More expensive by $203
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is $202.93 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
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Megapixel Count
20MP
BEST
20.3MP
Sensor Type
 CCD
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 CCD
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
 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
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Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
 5184 x 3888
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Image Format
 JPG
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 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.5MP 21.1MP
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Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
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Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x 50x
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Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.6
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.4
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Maximum Focal Length
1,008mm 1,200mm
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Minimum Focal Length
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 180.6 4.3 - 215
Extra / Smart Zoom
84x
BEST
100x
Lens Structure
12/11 13/10
Aspheric Element
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 AI Focus
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 3,200
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Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
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Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Tele Flash Range
1.4 - 2.7 1.3 - 3
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 5.5
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
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Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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JPEG Frame Rate
25fps 59.94fps
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Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
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 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
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HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 2
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Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x 10x
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
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 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Height
69.1mm
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81.7mm
Depth
85.1mm
BEST
91.9mm
Width
104.4mm
BEST
120mm
Weight Including Battery
325g
BEST
442g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-11L / NB-11LH NB-6LH
Shot Per Battery Charge
195 shots 205 shots
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Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
User Guide
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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