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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera

20.3MP 50x CMOS Jan 2016
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PowerShot SX540 HSEffortless fun and expert control combine in this 50x zoom, connected bridge camera that takes you on an imaging journey to create and share stunning photos and movies. Ideal for... More
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25 Reasons For

Top Seller

The PowerShot SX540 HS is one the fastest selling digital camera currently on the market.

Good Brand

On average Canon compact cameras have good ratings as do all cameras manufactured by Canon.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX540 HS which do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX540 HS which do not support Full HD video, the PowerShot SX540 HS supports Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price], and the Sony DSC-WX500[plb_2838899_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS supports wi-Fi, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX540 HS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], and the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] both from Sony or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS is 1x and the biggest is 50x. When compared to other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS, the optical zoom of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS of 50 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX540 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], and the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] both from Sony or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] is also worth considering.

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Very High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.3 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has one of the highest megapixels amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago is 1.3MP and the highest is 21MP.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price], and the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price] both from Panasonic is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Two Memory Slotss

The PowerShot SX540 HS is a two memory slots digital camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other cameras that have been around for more than a year that we have checked, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PowerShot SX540 HS of 1,200 millimeter is one of the longest. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX540 HS is 350mm.

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Very Big Extra/Smart Zoom

With an extra/Smart zoom of 100 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX540 HS's extra/Smart zoom is one of the biggest amongst compact cameras that have been around for more than a year. Compact cameras that were released one year ago have extra/Smart zooms of between 2x and 100x.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot SX540 HS is more than most similar spec cameras that were released more than a year ago. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras of this type and age. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a fairly many total megapixels (21.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX540 HS. The average total megapixels of cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS is 18MP.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

With a motion JPEG frame rate of 59.94 frames per second, the PowerShot SX540 HS has a fairly high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX540 HS. The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS is 25fps, the highest is 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 44fps.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Across all cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS the image resolution ranges from 1280 x 1024 pixels to 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot SX540 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. In addition, this Canon digital 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX540 HS.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the PowerShot SX540 HS is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. This Canon camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The PowerShot SX540 HS has 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 frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras that have been around for more than a year.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on compact cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a better display than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display across all similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX540 HS.

The worst display amongst comparable types of digital camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 3.1mm to 38mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm. At only 24 millimeters, the PowerShot SX540 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX540 HS.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 80, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS range from 80 to 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 96.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The PowerShot SX540 HS does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX540 HS also do not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], or the Sony DSC-WX500[plb_2838899_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX540 HS, the PowerShot SX540 HS does not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-WX500[plb_2838899_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX540 HS are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot SX540 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Expensive

The price range of digital cameras of this type and age is from £25 to £300. We think that this compact camera digital camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of this type and age.

Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of compact cameras that came out more than a year ago range from 2x to 120x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] which has better reviews.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX540 HS. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 205 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most digital cameras of this age and type take between 150 and 399 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the PowerShot SX540 HS which takes 205 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Canon released the PowerShot SX540 HS.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], and the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot SX540 HS has a better sensor type than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras that are a similar age to it have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price], or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] all from Sony.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Tripod Mountable
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards

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