Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (20.1MP). 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 is a 21.1MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (20.9MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 50x optical zoom digital camera. That's 40x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (10x). 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.

800mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a maximum focal length of 1,200mm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is only a 400mm maximum focal length digital camera (800mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (25mm).
Hugely bigger extra / smart zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an extra / smart zoom of 100x, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is only a 20x extra / smart zoom digital camera (80x smaller).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 59.94fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 34.94fps higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (25fps).
Two memory slots Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has two memory slots, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 only has one memory slot.
Cheaper by £228
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS costs £271.40, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is £499.00.
10 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
7 Reasons For
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 22,400 higher than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (25,600).
75% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is 60s maximum shutter speed. That's 45s longer than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (60s). Read more

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

27% shorter Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is 64.5mm tall. That's 17.2mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (64.5mm).
Significantly thinner Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a 44.3mm deep digital camera. That's 47.6mm thinner than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (44.3mm).
Narrower Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a 110.5mm wide digital camera. That's 9.5mm narrower than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (110.5mm).
260.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is 260.00, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS only takes 205.00 shots per battery charge. 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.

Better selling
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 ranks No. 3931 by number of sales, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS ranks No. 10380.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Seven times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 22,400 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (25,600).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 45s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (60s). Read more

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

17.2mm taller Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is an 81.7mm tall digital camera. That's 17.2mm taller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (64.5mm).
52% thicker Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a depth of 91.9mm. That's 47.6mm thicker than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (44.3mm).
Wider Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a width of 120mm. That's 9.5mm wider than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (110.5mm).
Only 205.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a digital camera that takes 205.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 only takes 260.00 shots per battery charge. 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.

Older by one month
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is one month older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100.
Less popular
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 10380 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 ranks No. 3931.
10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (20.1MP). 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP less than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (20.9MP).
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 40x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (10x). 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.

2x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a maximum focal length of 400mm, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (800mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (25mm).
Four times smaller extra / smart zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an extra / smart zoom of 20x, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 100x extra / smart zoom digital camera (80x bigger).
Two times lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a 25fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 34.94fps lower than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (25fps).
Only one memory slot Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a one memory slot digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS only has two memory slots.
More expensive by £228
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is £227.60 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS.
Less retailers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is only stocked by 15 sellers, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is stocked by 25 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.3MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
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
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2592 x 2592
 2736 x 1824
 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
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2592 x 2592
 2736 x 1824
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
BEST
 5184 x 3888
Image Format
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
21.1MP
BEST
20.9MP
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
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
1,200mm
BEST
400mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 215 9.1 - 91
Extra / Smart Zoom
100x
BEST
20x
Lens Structure
13/10 12/10
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 9

Focusing

Auto Focus
 AI
 Face detection
 AI Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 AI
 Face detection
 AI Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.7
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 64
 125
 640
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 64
 125
 640
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 3 0.7 - 3.8
Flash Range
0.5 - 5.5 0.6 - 8
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
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
59.94fps
BEST
25fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 1280x720@120fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@24fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 1280x720@120fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
2
BEST
1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,040,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB B
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-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
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
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
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Portrait
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 268g
Height
81.7mm 64.5mm
BEST
Depth
91.9mm 44.3mm
BEST
Width
120mm 110.5mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
442g 310g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,025mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
205 shots 260 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

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