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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera

£270.00
£237.00 £33.00 cheaper than 25 days ago
Compact Camera 20.3MP 50x Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Supports video recording
Has a GPS (satellite)
dkamera.de Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

One expert review site concluded that they would endorse this camera. Dkamera.de gave this Canon camera a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including dkamera.de and fotomaniak.pl this Canon digital camera has an average expert rating of 75%.

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 34,684 user and expert reviews (including 2,942 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over a Year Ago

It was January 2016 when this camera was released.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the PowerShot SX540 HS has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Nikon D3200 (£198.99), and the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (£209.99) are also worth considering.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The PowerShot SX540 HS supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot SX540 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Canon SX720 HS (£249) which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Canon digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The best video resolution of all high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX540 HS supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Canon SX720 HS (£249), and the Nikon 1 J5 (£266) are also worth considering.

Alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Nikon 1 J4 (£209).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot SX540 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera that we have assessed, the optical zoom of the PowerShot SX540 HS of 50 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The optical zooms of similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera range from 3x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 17x.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,200 millimeter, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. Cameras of this age and type have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 6.2mm and 1,200mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the PowerShot SX540 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 3.1mm to 42mm.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other cameras that have been around for more than a year which do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the SX720 HS (£249), and the SX710 HS (£313.99) both from Canon or the Nikon D3200 (£198.99) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot SX540 HS has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS features brightness adjustment. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Direct Printing

The PowerShot SX540 HS supports direct printing, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS features contrast adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX540 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the SX720 HS (£249), or the EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (£209.99) both from Canon or the Nikon 1 J5 (£266).

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 424 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4:3 - (L) 5184 x 3888, (M) 2592 x 1944, (M1) 3648 x 2736, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480, 16:9 - (L) 5184 x 2912, (M1) 3648 x 2048, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360, 3:2 - (L) 5184 x 3456, (M1) 3648 x 2432, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424, 1:1 - (L) 3888 x 3888, (M1) 2736 x 2736 and (M2) 1536 x 1536 and (S). Digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera still image resolution(s) range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution found on most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. Across all high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the best image resolution is 6000 x 4000 pixels and the worst is 5184 x 3456 pixels.

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20.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.3 megapixels camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a headphone outputs. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Supports PictBridge

The PowerShot SX540 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The PowerShot SX540 HS has an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Battery

Only 205 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The PowerShot SX540 HS is a camera that takes 205 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera take between 150 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Canon digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04549292056426

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Review Sources

To prepare this Canon PowerShot SX540 HS review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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