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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Sony DSC-HX90

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Sony DSC-HX90

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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
Sony DSC-HX90

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
2.1MP higher megapixels Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a megapixels of 20.3MPMP, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 is only an 18.2MPMP digital camera (2.1MP 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.

20x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an optical zoom of 50xx, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 is only a 30xx optical zoom digital camera (20x 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.

$49 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS costs $49 less than the Sony DSC-HX90.
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 2 user reviews, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an average review score of 100%, however the Sony DSC-HX90 has an average rating of 89% (based on 173 reviews).
3 Reasons For
390 shots battery life Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 takes 390 shots battery life, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS only takes 205 shots battery life. 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.

8 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 86% based on 6 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 70% (based on 7 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
185 less battery life Edit
The number of battery life on the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 205 shots, but the Sony DSC-HX90 only takes 390 shots battery life. 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.

Less retailers
Only 1 retailer sell the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS, whereas 9 shops sell the Sony DSC-HX90. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS's average expert rating is only 70%, however the Sony DSC-HX90's is 86% (based on 6 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Lower megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is an 18.2MPMP digital camera. That's 2.1MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (18.2MPMP). 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 Sony DSC-HX90 is a 30xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 20x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (30xx). 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.

More expensive by $49
The Sony DSC-HX90 is $49 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 100% (based on 2 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact
 compact
Megapixels
20.3MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Sensor Size
1" Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
BEST
 5184 x 3888
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
 2/3"
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG
BEST
Total Megapixels
21.1MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
120x
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,200mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
100x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 AI
 Face detection
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 AI
 Face detection
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 80/100/200/400/800/1600
 1600
 100
 Auto
 100 - 1600
 80/100/200/400/800/1600
 1600
 100
 Auto
 100 - 1600
BEST
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
 Programme
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
 Programme
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200
BEST
12,800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 30s
BEST

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
59.94fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MPEG-4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MPEG-4
 AVCHD
 AVC
HD Type
 Full HD
 HD
 Full HD
 HD

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 pixels
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 mini USB B
 USB
 n
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0 HDMI output
 HDMI
 1
 USB 2.0 HDMI output (19 pin micro HDMI Type D)
 USB 2.0 HDMI
 Mini-USB B
 mini USB B
 USB
 n
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0 HDMI output
 HDMI
 1
 USB 2.0 HDMI output (19 pin micro HDMI Type D)
 USB 2.0 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Push
 custom m
 cus
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Push
 custom m
 cus
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Skin
 Art
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Skin
 Art
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Languages Support
 Multi
 I
 Multi
 I

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
218g
BEST
Height
81.7mm 58.1mm
Depth
91.9mm 35.4mm
Width
120mm 102mm
Weight (including Battery)
442g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life
205 shots 390 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Maximum Operating Temperature Range (T-T)
 40 °C
 40 °C

Other Features

Metering
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
White Balance Bracketing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Shooting Programs
Unknown - Click to provide data
Silent Shooting
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone Operation Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

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