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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

£234.59
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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
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A very popular and excellent value for money bridge camera, with very good features and a massive 50x optical zoom
Bridge 20.3MP 50x 442g Jan 2016
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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Review

Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS number 45 across all digital cameras and number 64 in best selling cameras.
86
Reviews
115 Reviews + 1 Award
93
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
2 Years Old
89
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
86
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 86?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 78%, based on 115 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from Dkamera.de. Looking across the entire Sony camera range, the average reviews for all Sony digital cameras are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
The PowerShot SX540 HS is one of the best selling digital cameras currently on the market. View best selling digital cameras May 2018.
Customers report good lens quality, picture quality and that it is easy to use.
It has some great features:
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
PowerShot sx540 HS
Flexible shooting
Full HD movies
Connect and share
Simple or advanced
Ease and comfort

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 50 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 51 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 45 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
72
Landscape Photography
Very Good
74
Everyday Photography
Very Good
62
Sports Photography
Good
59
Wildlife Photography
Average

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £129.99 on eBay 55 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 84% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Video Reviews

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This camera received a "Recommended" award from website Dkamera.de who thought that this Canon camera was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including dkamera.de, Les Numeriques.com, fotomaniak.pl and tek.no the average expert rating of this camera is 73 out of 100.

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Good User Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 86 out of 100 on average. Over 89% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Good Lens Quality

Nine people who bought it said that it had a good zoom and two customers considered that the product had a good lens.

  • Can't focus on anything…
    Amazon Customer - November 2016
  • Very impressed with the zoom quality and the image stability functions…
    H. C. Robinson - September 2017
  • Brilliant zoom, takes good photos, need to read the manual to make it do some things…
    Andy Lockwood - December 2016
  • The lens, however, is excellent, giving great resolution…
    Lang - May 2017
  • Excellent lens.
    Lang - May 2017
  • A superb zoom lens…
    Moon Drummer - March 2017
  • Video is top quality and works well with the zoom lens action…
    Moon Drummer - March 2017
  • Nice zoom and quick auto focus…
  • A great zoom lens, loads of features…
    Moon Drummer - March 2017
  • Superb zoom…
    Mrs A Rigg - November 2017

Best Seller

The PowerShot SX540 HS is a popular choice of camera.

Canon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 42,458 user and expert reviews (including 9,372 verified purchases), Canon has very good ratings for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

10 customers agreed that the product was able to produce good images.

  • Good low light imaging capabilities…
  • A good camera, easy to use and takes great pictures…
    Lucy S - October 2016
  • Brilliant zoom, takes good photos, need to read the manual to make it do some things…
    Andy Lockwood - December 2016
  • The lens, however, is excellent, giving great resolution and sharpness…
    Lang - May 2017
  • Photographs are crisp and without distortion…
    H. C. Robinson - September 2017
  • It does not stop me taking great photos…
    Moon Drummer - March 2017
  • If you try to look at the pictures at anywhere near full size (100%) you will get a headache from the noise that is everywhere…
  • Excellent! Very pleased with this as it is easy to use and takes amazing photographs…
  • A great product for travel high quality photography and beginners learning cameras…
  • Easy to use and great design, perfect for a photography starter like me…
    Sam (Argos.co.uk) - January 2018

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight people thought it was easy to use.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Value for Money

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS and the United Kingdom price of £234.59 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $283.00 (£376.73).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot SX540 HS in January 2016.

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Features

5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the PowerShot SX540 HS is 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS of 20.3MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot SX540 HS's optical zoom of 50x is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 97% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the PowerShot SX540 HS of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 35% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS's minimum aperture number of 3.4 is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 57% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an image stabiliser. 71% of cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the PowerShot SX540 HS of 0.0005s is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 37% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g. The PowerShot SX540 HS's weight of 442g is in the heaviest 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS of only 24mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 67% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a self-timer, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot SX540 HS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,200mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 78% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot SX540 HS's digital zoom of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 41% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a tripod mount, unlike 74% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The PowerShot SX540 HS features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Only 205 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the PowerShot SX540 HS which takes 205 battery life.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a USB connectivity, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The PowerShot SX540 HS does not feature bluetooth. 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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The PowerShot SX540 HS has a GPS. 90% of cameras do not have a GPS.

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Features Smile Detection

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

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

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.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Headphone Output

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

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

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Full HD Video

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The PowerShot SX540 HS supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 82% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot SX540 HS's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 45% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The PowerShot SX540 HS features brightness adjustment, unlike 80% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Direct Printing

The PowerShot SX540 HS supports direct printing, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not support direct printing.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot SX540 HS features flash exposure compensation. 81% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 203megapixel, canon cnd1067c001, canon camera64gb, canon camera32gb, canon 1067c001, canon 203mp, canon sx540, canon 1080p, 1067c002aa

Barcodes:

00013803269338, 04549292056426, 04913603133142, 08714574634210

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