Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

(5)
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

Top Prices

Amazon UK
Checked 24 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Currys
Checked 23 minutes ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (10 available)
Wex Photographic
Checked 2 days ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
John Lewis
Checked 8 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (60 available)
PC World
Checked 6 hours ago
Out of stock
Amazon UK
Checked 30 minutes ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
John Lewis
Checked 8 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (162 available)
Currys
Checked 23 minutes ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (10 available)
UK Digital Cameras
Checked 5 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock

Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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 megapixels 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is only a 400mm maximum focal length digital camera (800mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 24mm minimum focal length. That's 1mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (25mm).
Hugely bigger extra/Smart zoom Edit
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is 100x extra / smart zoom, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is only a 20x extra / smart zoom digital camera (80x smaller).
Higher motion 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 slotss Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has two memory slotss, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 only has one memory slots.
Cheaper by £220
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS costs £277.00, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is £497.00.
5 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
4 Reasons For
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600. That's 22,400 higher than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (25,600).
75% longer slowest 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.

260.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is 260.00, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS only takes 205.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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. 4159 by number of sales, however the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS ranks No. 15761.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Seven times lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is only 3,200 maximum ISO speed. That's 22,400 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (25,600).
Significantly shorter slowest 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.

Only 205.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a digital camera that takes 205.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 only takes 260.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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. 15761 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 ranks No. 4159.
10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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 megapixels 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is only 400mm maximum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (800mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm. 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 motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is only 25fps JPEG frame rate. That's 34.94fps lower than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS (25fps).
Only one memory slots Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a one memory slots digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS only has two memory slotss.
More expensive by £220
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is £220 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS.
Less retailers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is only stocked by 13 shops, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is stocked by 18 shops. 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.

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

13 months Ago 12 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.3MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
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
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
BEST
Total Megapixels
21.1MP
BEST
20.9MP
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
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,200mm
BEST
400mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 215 9.1 - 91
Extra/Smart Zoom
100x
BEST
20x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 12/10
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 9

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 AI
 Face detection
 AI Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 AI
 Face detection
 AI Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5
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 0.7
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 60s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 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
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 3 0.7 - 3.8
Flash Range (wide)
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
59.94fps
BEST
25fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
2
BEST
1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
 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
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
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
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
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 Modes
 Portrait
 Portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,025mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
205 shots 260 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

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