Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Samsung MV800

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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
Samsung MV800

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
4.15MP higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a total megapixels 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 number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Samsung MV800 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 1,200mm maximum focal length. That's 1,070mm longer than the Samsung MV800 (130mm).
Slightly shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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 motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 59.94fps JPEG frame rate, but the Samsung MV800 is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (29.94fps lower).
One more memory slots Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a two memory slots digital camera, whereas the Samsung MV800 only has one memory slots.
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a GPS (satellite), whereas the Samsung MV800 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS supports wi-Fi, however the Samsung MV800 does not support wi-Fi. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Available from 16 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.
4 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 number Edit
Samsung MV800 is 3.3 minimum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
7% longer slowest 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.

Cheaper by £180
The Samsung MV800 costs £49.95, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is £230.00.

Reasons Against

4 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 number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a minimum aperture number of 3.4. That's 0.1 larger than the Samsung MV800 (3.3).
1s shorter slowest 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.

£180 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is more expensive than the Samsung MV800 by £180.05.
13 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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 megapixels 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 number Edit
The Samsung MV800 has a maximum aperture number of 5.9. That's 0.6 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (5.9).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Samsung MV800 is a 130mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,070mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Samsung MV800 is 26mm minimum focal length. 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 motion 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 slots Edit
The Samsung MV800 has one memory slots, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS only has two memory slotss.
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Samsung MV800 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Does not support wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung MV800 does not support wi-Fi, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS does. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Not as many stockists
The Samsung MV800 is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is stocked by 17 retailers. 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.3MP
BEST
16.15MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
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
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixels
21.1MP
BEST
16.44MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 5x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,200mm
BEST
130mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
26mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 215 4.7 - 23.5
Extra/Smart Zoom
100x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 16s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Sync-Speed
1s
BEST
4s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 3 0.5 - 1.8
Flash Range (wide)
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
59.94fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
2
BEST
1

Display

Display Diagonal
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
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
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 Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 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 Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-6LH BP-70A
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 740mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
205 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported
Mac Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac compatibility
Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Intel Pentium IV 3.2 GHz / AMD Athlon FX 2.6GHz +
Minimum RAM
Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Unknown - Click to provide data 250MB
Minimum System Requirements for Macintosh
Unknown - Click to provide data Power Mac G3 + / Mac OS 10.4 +/ 256MB RAM / 110MB / USB / CD-ROM
Recommended System Requirements
Unknown - Click to provide data 512 MB RAM

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI ports quantity
Date Imprinting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Date imprinting
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Compatible Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows XP SP2 / Vista / Windows 7
Minimum System Requirements
Unknown - Click to provide data Microsoft Direct X 9.0c +,USB,CD-ROM
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