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Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

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

3 Reasons For
0.1 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX420 is is 6.6 maximum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
$61 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is is $61.05 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS.
Available from 7 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 0.3MP higher than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (20.3MP). 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.

16% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 50x optical zoom digital camera. That's 8x bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (50x). 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 number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 3.4 minimum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
192mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is only a 1,008mm maximum focal length digital camera (192mm shorter).
205.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a digital camera that takes 205.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon PowerShot SX420 is only takes 195.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

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

6 Reasons Against
0.3MP lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has a megapixel of 20MP, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 20.3MP digital camera (0.3MP higher). 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has an optical zoom of 42x, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 50x 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 number 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).
20% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,008mm. That's 192mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (1,200mm).
Ten less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is takes 195.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS only takes 205.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

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).
3 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a maximum aperture number of 6.5. That's 0.1 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (6.5).
More expensive by $61
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is $61.05 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS.
Not as many stockists
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is only stocked by 17 sellers, however the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is stocked by 24 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
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Megapixel
20MP 20.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
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
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.5MP 21.1MP
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Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.6
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.4
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,008mm 1,200mm
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Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 180.6 4.3 - 215
Extra/Smart Zoom
84x 100x
BEST
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/11 13/10
Aspheric Element
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 3,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
1.4 - 2.7 1.3 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 5.5
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
25fps 59.94fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 2
BEST

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 10x
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
 Orientation sensor
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-11L / NB-11LH NB-6LH
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
195 shots 205 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
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