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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera

20.3MP 50x CMOS Jan 2016
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
PowerShot SX540 HSEffortless fun and expert control combine in this 50x zoom, connected bridge camera that takes you on an imaging journey to create and share stunning photos and movies. Ideal for... More
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25 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

Two people said in their reviews that it was good in low light. In October Ephotozine.com said “Good low light imaging capabilities”. In October this year Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on Steve's Digicams “The SX540 HS features a 20.3 megapixel "High Sensitivity" CMOS image sensor mated to the DIGIC 6 image processor, which makes for strong performance in low light conditions”.

One customer reckoned that it had a good image sensor. A few weeks ago Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “It has a 20.3-megapixel sensor, compared to the 16-megapixel sensor of th” in their Canon PowerShot SX540 HS review.

One Canon PowerShot SX540 HS owner who bought it thought it was able to produce good images.

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Good Brand

On average Canon compact cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all digital cameras built by Canon.

Easy to Use

Several people who bought the product agreed that it was easy to use. In October Mr. Robert N. Pritchard gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Excellent! Very pleased with this as it is easy to use and takes amazing photographs”. Imaging-Resource.com said on Imaging Resource.com this month “Frame the subject of your shot -- very handy with these increasingly powerful super-zo”.

Good Quality Lens

Some Canon PowerShot SX540 HS owners who bought it reckoned that it had a good zoom. This year Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “The SX 540 HS has 50x optical zoom” in their Canon PowerShot SX540 HS review. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned this month “The camera's operability gets minor improvements, though, with an improved Zoom Framing Assist function that utilizes Image Stabilization to automatically help find” .

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS which do not have a GPS (satellite), the PowerShot SX540 HS has a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other recently released similar spec cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the PowerShot SX540 HS has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other recently released digital cameras. The display diagonals of latest compact cameras range from 0.5" to 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.7".

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX540 HS supports wi-Fi, as do most of the other latest compact cameras.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS range from 1.3x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 13x. When compared to other latest compact cameras that we have assessed, the optical zoom of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS of 50 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX540 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that were launched in the last year also have an image stabilizer.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has one of the higher megapixels (20.3 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the latest comparable spec digital cameras the megapixels range from 8MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP.

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Manual Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection

This digital camera features a Manual auto Focus (AF) points selection, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Two Memory Slotss

Most of the other latest comparable spec cameras only have one memory slots, however the PowerShot SX540 HS has two memory slotss.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Latest similar spec cameras have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 20mm and 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 340mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,200 millimeter, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has one of the longest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Big Extra/Smart Zoom

The extra/Smart zoom of the PowerShot SX540 HS of 100 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst latest compact cameras. The average extra/Smart zoom of latest compact cameras is 40x.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot SX540 HS is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This camera has a Sepia photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Neutral", "Positive film", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 21.1 megapixels, the PowerShot SX540 HS has one of the more total megapixelss amongst compact cameras of this age. The least total megapixels of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX540 HS is 14MP and the most is 24MP.

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Very High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other new compact cameras that we have assessed, the PowerShot SX540 HS's motion JPEG frame rate of 59.94 frames per second is one of the highest. New compact cameras have motion JPEG frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 31fps.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months. Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution amongst all digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Canon camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all recently released cameras.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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TFT Display

This digital camera has a TFT display, which is the most frequently found display on latest comparable spec cameras. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the PowerShot SX540 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX540 HS. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of new compact cameras is 25mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 22mm to 28mm.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) (only 80) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX540 HS range from 80 to 160.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

The PowerShot SX540 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other recently released compact cameras are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is not 3D. Most of the other new compact cameras are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months, the PowerShot SX540 HS does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The PowerShot SX540 HS does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that most of the other latest digital cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot SX540 HS is more than most latest comparable spec cameras. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX540 HS. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only 205 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The PowerShot SX540 HS is a camera that takes 205 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this digital camera was released.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other latest compact cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Tripod Mountable
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards

Expert Reviews

7 January 2016

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is an updated version of the SX530 HS, which we reviewed in October 2015. The SX 540 HS has 50x optical zoom, and good low light imaging capabilities. It has a... Read more…

5 January 2016

Canon has introduced a new super-zoom member of its PowerShot SX lineup. The SX540 HS features a 20.3 megapixel "High Sensitivity" CMOS image sensor mated to the DIGIC 6 image processor, which... Read more…

5 January 2016

The camera's operability gets minor improvements, though, with an improved Zoom Framing Assist function that utilizes Image Stabilization to automatically help find and frame the subject of your... Read more…

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 29 July 2016 by Mr. Robert N. Pritchard
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent! Very pleased with this as it is easy to use and takes amazing photographs. Particularly happy with the anti shake as it is sometimes difficult to control in windy conditions, Would... Read more…

Reviewed 5 July 2016 by Clareybell

Great camera, love the app for remote shooting...

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon sx540, canon sx540h, canon p233133, canon sx540hs, canon n157779, canon 1067c002, canon p233133p, canon 1067c011, canon n157779w, canon 1067c011a, canon 1067c002a, canon 1067c011aa, canon 1067c002aa
Barcodes 04549292056426, 08714574634210, 08714574634494

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