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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
90
Reviews
160 Reviews + 1 Award
90
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
79
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Age
3 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A best selling and optical zoom 442g digital camera, great for portrait photography. It has an image stabiliser and a GPS, features smile detection and supports Wi-Fi. Multiple reviews mentioned that this digital camera has an outstanding picture quality, outstanding features and it's very easy to use.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.3MP)
ok optical zoom (50x)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Large minimum aperture number (3.4)
Image stabiliser
dkamera.de Recommended
20.3MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
50x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
3.4
MINIMUM
442g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS number 15 across all digital cameras and number 48 in best selling cameras.

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Kagoo Score
91
Reviews
90
Features
91
Popularity
79
Value for Money
75
Age

85

85
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 85?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 79%, based on 160 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from Dkamera.de.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The PowerShot SX540 HS is one of the best selling digital cameras currently on the market.
It has some great features:
High megapixels
Ok optical zoom
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Large minimum aperture number

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 13 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 24 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for everyday photography, ranking number 83 in everyday photography cameras.
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4 stars (160 reviews)

59%

of Customers Would Recommend
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Recommended Award

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has received a Recommended Award from dkamera.de.
Recommended from dkamera.de

What Are People Saying About the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS?

Ease of Use
151
7
Features
142
5
Price
148
6
Picture Quality
12
1
Lens System
10
1
Viewfinder / Screen
0
2
Size and Weight
5
0
Support
2
1
Video Capability
1
0
Wildlife Photography
1
0
Battery
1
0
Design
1
0
9 Out of 10 Owners Thought the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Had a Good Price
  • ... very much an amateur photographer, And the zoom is astounding. Great value for money camera. Doesn't make the tea : ).
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 11 Nov 2018
  • Great camera, does everything it needs to do, great value for money...
    Paul - Amazon.co.uk 18 Jan 2018
  • Great camera for the price.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Feb 2018
  • The price was unbeatable. I had an xtra 30 off the on sale price, And the product is perfect for a good quality family camara. I highly recommend it if ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Feb 2018
  • Four People Thought it Was Robust

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS was well made.

  • ... able to transfer pictures direct to my laptop using Wi-Fi. Easy to use telephoto lens built in. One setting auto is very good. Not yet. Being able to transfer ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Mar 2018
  • Easy to use. Good "entry level" camera for the amateur photographer. Well made and excellent zoom.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Jun 2018
  • Three People Thought it Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS was quick to charge.

  • Easy to use Has rechargeable. Big capacity battery. Enabling many pictures taken between recharging. I would prefer an integral. Automatic lens cap.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Jun 2017
  • ... to carry - becoming a problem with my DSLR. The supplied battery may have a problem in loosing charge rapidly. This is being tested. A Duracell from my ...
    Geoff - Amazon.co.uk 27 Feb 2018
  • 9 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Was Good in Terms of Size

    Several people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS was very lightweight, compact and was a very good size.

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    Very Lightweight
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Light in weight. Ease of use. Great camera. No faults.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Jan 2018
  • Nice to handle nice weight in the hand good grip very good to work out and work all the buttons. Having to down load the manual for it but not a big problem ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Jan 2018
  • ... mastered multi shot. Background change and video within a day. A lovely weight camera to hold and amazing when taking close up pictures and equally as ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 1 May 2018
  • I love the weight and size of the camera. The pictures are very good quality and the ease of transferring photos from camera to phone. Tablet and computer ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 18 Feb 2018
  • View All Reviews About Lightweight
    Very Compact
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Superb Size
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Really Easy to Carry Around
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Most People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Was Nicely Designed

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS was good-looking.

  • ... other features to explore. But for point and shoot it is excellent. Love the Canon styling and build. You need a steady hand if using the 50X zoom to it's ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Aug 2018
  • Easy to use and a good looking camera. Suitable for beginners and amateurs. Doesn't have a viewfinder but even then you get used to it quickly.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 28 May 2018
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought This Digital Camera Was Easy to Use

    More than 100 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS was really easy to use and several people thought that it was also really comfortable and easy to hold and was easy to setup.

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    Really Easy to Use
    159 people agree
    9 people disagree
  • ... Stabilization to automatically help find and frame the subject of your shot -- very handy with these increasingly powerful super-zo...
    Imaging Resource.com 5 Jan 2016
  • Very easy to use at a simple everyday level. Don't like having to look on-line to find the handbook. Then you find that there are so many features you'll ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Nov 2017
  • Easy to use even for a novice like me. Would have liked automatic pop up flash. I expect that would make it dearer.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 28 Jan 2018
  • It is early days yet but up to now i find this camera easy to use. Light and compact. The on line manual is a boom and to date i am very pleased with my ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Dec 2016
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    Very Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Easy to Setup
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    More Than 100 People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Had Nice Technical Features

    More than 100 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS had very good features.

  • The camera is simple to use in full auto mode. There are lots of other features to explore. But for point and shoot it is excellent. Love the Canon styling ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Aug 2018
  • ... Very light to carry and very very good pictures also has a lot more features on it than my last camera. It's not easy to put photos onto my computer.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 8 Jul 2017
  • Very good image quality. Excellent zoom. Good features.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Dec 2016
  • It has a lot of features to use. Some buttons are in wrong place if you have trouble with your hands.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Feb 2018
  • Most People Thought This Digital Camera Was Easy to Connect to Other Devices

    Seven people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS had very wifi capacity.

  • The WiFi function is really useful - less leads everywhere. It's easy to use and build on your skills with as you go along. The WiFi function is really ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Oct 2017
  • Being able to transfer pictures direct to my laptop using Wi-Fi. Easy to use telephoto lens built in. One setting auto is very good. Not yet. Being able ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Mar 2018
  • ... including safari. Great pictures, Even from a complete novice. The WiFi transfer to my phone works great. Not sure if I've managed to set up the GPS recording ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Jan 2018
  • ... on quality Amazing how you can take a picture and it can be on your phone thanks to the wifi in seconds. Instruction manual is not very helpful. Very little ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Aug 2018
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Had Poor Technical Guidance

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS had bad technical guidance.

  • ... not use all the tweaks but fulfils my needs. So - OK - had to print out the instructions from the internet - BUT decided to have the larger spiral bound ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Feb 2018
  • ... hand perfectly. Can be used as a point and shoot or manualy set. 168 pages of instructions.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Aug 2018
  • Very easy to use. Downloading the instructions.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 11 Jan 2018
  • Easy to use wife love it nice size just what we wanted. Would have like an instruction manual but these days it's all on line.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Nov 2018
  • One Person Thought it Had an Acceptable Noise Level
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    Some People Thought it Had a Large Capacity

    Three people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS had a very big capacity.

  • Point an shoot capacity great. Photo quality is amazing. I haven't found any yet.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 21 Jun 2017
  • ... photos with the auto setting. Lots to learn and improve on though to start using it to it's full capacity. 90 page instruction manual that isn't easy to ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Apr 2018
  • Easy to use Has rechargeable. Big capacity battery. Enabling many pictures taken between recharging. I would prefer an integral. Automatic lens cap.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Jun 2017
  • The Majority of Owners Thought it Had a Good Lens

    Over 40 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS had a very good zoom and several people thought that it also had a very good lens and had a good autofocus.

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    Has a Superb Zoom
    44 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • ... improvements, though, with an improved Zoom Framing Assist function that utilizes Image Stabilization to automatically help find and frame the subject ...
    Imaging Resource.com 5 Jan 2016
  • Brilliant zoom, takes good photos, need to read the manual to make it do some things. For example, manual focus is very hard to do...
    Andy - Amazon.co.uk 9 Dec 2016
  • ... walk. The quality is typical Canon, great colours, loads of features, a superb zoom lens, and anti-shake correction. Video is top quality and works well ...
    Moon - Amazon.co.uk 28 Mar 2017
  • ... No manual included though so can't work out how to use it wirelessly. Superb zoom...
    Mrs - Amazon.co.uk 13 Nov 2017
  • View All Reviews About Zoom
    Has an Excellent Lens
    5 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Has a Good Autofocus
    2 people agree
    5 people disagree
    10 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Did Not Have a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS had a bad viewfinder and nine people thought that it also had a bad screen.

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    Has a Bad Viewfinder
    14 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... Itsr my first real camera and I'm more than pleased with it. I would have liked a viewfinder. But that's it really. It's such a great camera and it looks ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 8 Mar 2018
  • ... and memory card. No viewfinder although not essentialno canon programme for windows 7(you rely on app on phone to link with wifi on camera ). booklet only ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Feb 2018
  • Could do with a seperate view finder.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 8 Oct 2018
  • Great camera for the price paid. Only downside so far is the lack of viewfinder.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Feb 2018
  • View All Reviews About Viewfinder
    Has a Bad Screen
    9 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 100 People Thought it Took Good Quality Pictures

    Over 100 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS had a superb picture quality and more than 70 people thought that it was also very able to produce good images. Our analysis also found that several people thought that it was good in low light and had a good picture resolution.

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    Has an Excellent Picture Quality
    116 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • Rob scored Image quality 100 out of 100
    Rob - Currys.co.uk 8 Feb 2018
  • Jon scored Image quality 100 out of 100
    Jon - Currys.co.uk 2 Aug 2018
  • M scored Image quality 70 out of 100
    M - Currys.co.uk 6 Feb 2018
  • Mandy scored Image quality 100 out of 100
    Mandy - Currys.co.uk 5 Feb 2018
  • View All Reviews About Image Quality
    Very Able to Produce Good Images
    71 people agree
    12 people disagree
    Good in Low Light
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Eight People Thought it Recorded Good Videos

    Eight people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS was brilliant for video recording.

  • ... loads of features, a superb zoom lens, and anti-shake correction. Video is top quality and works well with the zoom lens action. The one and ONLY disadvantage ...
    Moon - Amazon.co.uk 28 Mar 2017
  • Bought this mostly to use as a video recorder and the quality is much better than my old cheap chinese HD videocam. Takes great snaps too. (though I'm ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 11 Nov 2018
  • ... bits as you go along. I mastered multi shot. Background change and video within a day. A lovely weight camera to hold and amazing when taking close up ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 1 May 2018
  • Shoots great videos and the quality of pictures is excellent. Had some difficulty in getting user manual as had to be downloaded as a p. D. F.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Jan 2018
  • One Person Thought it Had a Good Flash
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    One Person Thought This Digital Camera is Good for Portraits
    View All Reviews About Portrait Photography
    Some Owners Thought it is Good for Wildlife Photography

    Four people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is good for wildlife photography.

  • Amazing camera for the price. Took it to south Africa and got some amazing animal photographs. Great half way point between amateur and professional cameras. ...
    Anonymous - Amazon.co.uk 13 Oct 2018
  • Great zoom which has already been good for wildlife shots. Would have been good to have an instruction manual supplied with it as difficult to figure out ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 Aug 2018
  • ... allowed me to take countless photos of people. Landscapes and wildlife that I am totally happy with. I got the camera at a bargain price and created a ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 27 Aug 2018
  • ... rainforest and came away with some shots of wildlife that I would have totally missed out on if I didnt have the 50x optical zoom this camera boasts. I ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 27 Aug 2018
  • How Good Are Canon Digital Cameras?

    90
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    High megapixels
    ok optical zoom
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Large minimum aperture number
    Has an image stabiliser
    Has a GPS
    Features smile detection
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Supports Full HD video
    Has an HDMI
    Has an orientation sensor
    Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Has a USB connectivity
    Very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Supports direct printing
    Tiny closest focusing distance
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Has a tripod mount
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Has a headphone output
    Features contrast adjustment
    Has a self-timer
    Has a flash exposure lock
    Features brightness adjustment
    5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
    ok camera shutter speed
    ok display diagonal
    Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
    Does not feature bluetooth
    Heavy
    Tiny digital zoom
    Only 205 battery life
    Only 2 USB version
    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size
    High Megapixels

    The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The PowerShot SX540 HS's sensor megapixels of 20.3MP is higher than 88% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

    The PowerShot SX540 HS has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. §.

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    ok Optical Zoom

    The optical zoom of the PowerShot SX540 HS of 50x is ok compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 98% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 120 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 76% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Large Minimum Aperture Number

    The PowerShot SX540 HS's minimum aperture number of 3.4 is in the largest 32% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The PowerShot SX540 HS has an image stabiliser, as do 70% of cameras.

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    ok Camera Shutter Speed

    The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS's camera shutter speed of 0.0005s is ok compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 50% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has a GPS
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    The PowerShot SX540 HS has a GPS, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS.

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    Does Not Feature Bluetooth

    Like most other cameras, the PowerShot SX540 HS does not feature bluetooth. 92% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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    Features Smile Detection
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    The PowerShot SX540 HS features smile detection, unlike 88% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The PowerShot SX540 HS supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Heavy

    The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 2.7kg. The PowerShot SX540 HS's weight of 442g is heavier than 78% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The PowerShot SX540 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 71% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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    Tiny Digital Zoom

    The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the PowerShot SX540 HS of only 4x is smaller than 70% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an HDMI. 61% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    ok Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonal of the PowerShot SX540 HS of 3" is ok compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 58% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has an Orientation Sensor

    The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an orientation sensor. 93% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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    Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PowerShot SX540 HS of only 24mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the shortest 28% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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