Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Samsung MV800

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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
Samsung MV800

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
4.15MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a megapixel count of 20.3MP, whereas the Samsung MV800 is only a 16.15MP digital camera (4.15MP 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a total megapixel count of 21.1MP, but the Samsung MV800 is only a 16.44MP digital camera (4.66MP less).
Significantly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an optical zoom of 50x, whereas the Samsung MV800 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (45x 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.

Moderately smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a maximum aperture of 6.5, whereas the Samsung MV800 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 1,070mm longer than the Samsung MV800 (130mm).
Slightly shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a minimum focal length of 24mm, however the Samsung MV800 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera (2mm longer).
3x shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 3s shorter than the Samsung MV800 (4s).
A lot higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a JPEG frame rate of 59.94fps, but the Samsung MV800 is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (29.94fps lower).
One more memory slot Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a two memory slot digital camera, whereas the Samsung MV800 only has one memory slot.
Available from 23 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are a lot better
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an average user review score of 100% based on 2 reviews, however the Samsung MV800 has an average rating of 88% (based on 31 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 5x digital zoom digital camera. That's 1x bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (5x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

A bit smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Samsung MV800 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
7% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 16s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 1s longer than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (16s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

46% shorter Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 56.2mm tall digital camera. That's 25.5mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (56.2mm).
5x thinner Edit
The Samsung MV800 has a depth of 18.3mm. That's 73.6mm thinner than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (18.3mm).
Narrower Edit
The Samsung MV800 has a width of 92mm. That's 28mm narrower than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (92mm).
Cheaper by £221
The Samsung MV800 costs £49.95, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is £271.40.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
25% smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Samsung MV800 is a 5x digital zoom digital camera (1x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

3% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 larger than the Samsung MV800 (3.3).
1s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is only 15s maximum shutter speed, but the Samsung MV800 is a 16s maximum shutter speed digital camera (1s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

25.5mm taller Edit
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 81.7mm tall, but the Samsung MV800 is a 56.2mm tall digital camera (25.5mm shorter).
73.6mm thicker Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 91.9mm deep digital camera, whereas the Samsung MV800 is an 18.3mm deep digital camera (73.6mm thinner).
28mm wider Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 120mm wide digital camera, whereas the Samsung MV800 is a 92mm wide digital camera (28mm narrower).
£221 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is more expensive than the Samsung MV800 by £221.45.
12 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 16.15MP digital camera. That's 4.15MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (16.15MP). 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 16.44MP digital camera. That's 4.66MP less than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (16.44MP).
9x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 45x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (5x). 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.

11% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (5.9).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Samsung MV800 has a maximum focal length of 130mm, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,070mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (26mm).
3s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung MV800 has a flash sync-speed of 4s, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (3s shorter).
29.94fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 29.94fps lower than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (30fps).
Only one memory slot Edit
The Samsung MV800 has one memory slot, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS only has two memory slots.
Not as many stockists
The Samsung MV800 is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS 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.
Older by one month
The Samsung MV800 is one month older than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Samsung MV800 has an average user score of 88%, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an average user rating of 100% (based on 2 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.3MP
BEST
16.15MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
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
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 1984 x 1488
 1024 x 768
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
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 1984 x 1488
 1024 x 768
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
BEST
 5184 x 3888
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
21.1MP
BEST
16.44MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 5x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture
3.4 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,200mm
BEST
130mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
26mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 215 4.7 - 23.5
Extra / Smart Zoom
100x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
13/10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 AI
 Face detection
 AI Focus
BEST
 AI
 Face detection
 AI Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - 0.80
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - 1.5
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 16s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Sync-Speed
1s
BEST
4s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 3 0.5 - 1.8
Flash Range
0.5 - 5.5 0.2 - 3.2
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
59.94fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 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 Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSDHC
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSDHC
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 10MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 32GB
Memory Slot
2
BEST
1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 288,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 121g
Height
81.7mm 56.2mm
BEST
Depth
91.9mm 18.3mm
BEST
Width
120mm 92mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
442g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH BP-70A
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 740mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
205 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system
Mac Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac compatible
Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Intel Pentium IV 3.2 GHz / AMD Athlon FX 2.6GHz +
Minimum RAM Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 250MB
Minimum System Requirements for Mac
Unknown - Click to provide data Power Mac G3 + / Mac OS 10.4 +/ 256MB RAM / 110MB / USB / CD-ROM
Recommended System Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 512 MB RAM

Packaging Content

Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Date Imprinting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Date imprinting
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows XP SP2 / Vista / Windows 7
Minimum System Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data Microsoft Direct X 9.0c +,USB,CD-ROM
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