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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Olympus Stylus 1

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

8 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a megapixel of 20.3MP, but the Olympus Stylus 1 is only a 12MP 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.

Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an optical zoom of 50x, but the Olympus Stylus 1 is only a 10.7x 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 number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Olympus Stylus 1 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (3.7 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,200mm. That's 900mm longer than the Olympus Stylus 1 (300mm).
4mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus 1 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
PictBridge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS supports PictBridge, but the Olympus Stylus 1 does not support PictBridge.
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a GPS (satellite), but the Olympus Stylus 1 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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).
3 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Olympus Stylus 1 is 2.8 minimum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.6 larger).
Eleven more awards
The Olympus Stylus 1 has 12 awards from expert review sites, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has 1 award.
Better expert reviews
Based on 60 expert reviews, the average review score of the Olympus Stylus 1 is 84%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 75% (based on 7 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
0.6 larger minimum aperture number 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).
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has received 1 award, the Olympus Stylus 1 has received 12 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is only 75%, whereas the average expert rating of the Olympus Stylus 1 is 84% (based on 60 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
70% lower megapixel Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 12MP digital camera. That's 8.3MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (12MP). 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.

4x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 10.7x optical zoom digital camera. That's 39.3x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (10.7x). 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 number Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a maximum aperture number of 2.8. That's 3.7 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (2.8).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (900mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Olympus Stylus 1 is 28mm minimum focal length. That's 4mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (28mm).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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Older by eight months
The Olympus Stylus 1 is eight months 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).

Awards

1 Award
dkamera.de: Recommended
12 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
dgl.ru: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
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PC Mag: Editor's Choice
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.3MP
BEST
12MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
 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
 2560 x 1920
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
BEST
 5184 x 3888
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.3 x 5.5
Total Megapixels
21.1MP
BEST
12.76MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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
Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
10.7x
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,200mm
BEST
300mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 215 6 - 64.3
Extra/Smart Zoom
100x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 12/10
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 8

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 AI
 Face detection
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 AI
 Face detection
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 35
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 12800
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 12,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 60s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

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

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
59.94fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,040,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 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
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data TruePic VI
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NB-6LH BLS‑5
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
205 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 10 - 90
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Housing Material
 Metal
 Metal
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