Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Review

Overall Score

47

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-1200 mm (50x) F3.4-6.5 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 120 x 82 x 92 mm, 442g.
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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Overview


First introduced in January, 2016, Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a 20 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Canon SX540 HS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Sensor resolution of Canon SX540 HS ~ 5157 x 3877 pixels.

Canon SX540 HS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 19,993,689 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon SX540 HS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot SX540 HS with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
20MP High Resolution Sensor
Manual Focus
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Remote Control with a Smartphone
NFC Connectivity
AF Face Detection
5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
6.5 Lens at Tele
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.4
Low Screen Resolution: 461k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.5
Low Battery Life: 205 shots
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS has an Overall Score of 47/100 and ranked #208 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #556 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Canon SX540 HS Scores
Imaging score
23
Features score
53
Value for money score
64
Portability score
82
Overall score
47
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
24
Features Score
50
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Canon SX540 HS


Canon PowerShot SX540 HS weighs 442g and has external dimensions of 120 x 82 x 92mm (4.72 x 3.23 x 3.62"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 388g, Canon SX540 HS is 54 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX540 HS
442g
Average weight
388g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX540 HS
92mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot SX540 HS with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot SX540 HS Dimensions PowerShot SX540 HS
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 442 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Canon SX530 HS 442 g 442 g 120 x 82 x 92 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Nikon Coolpix B500 Nikon B500 541 g 442 g 114 x 78 x 95 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Canon SX420 IS 325 g 442 g 104 x 69 x 85 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Nikon Coolpix B700 Nikon B700 565 g 442 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Sony HX400V 660 g 442 g 130 x 93 x 103 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Canon SX720 HS 270 g 442 g 110 x 64 x 36 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Canon SX50 HS 595 g 442 g 123 x 87 x 106 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot SX540 HS


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot SX540 HS
Announced January, 2016
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 0
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 461k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.9 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.50
Flash Modes Auto, on, off, slow synchro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 205 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NB-6LH
Physical
Weight 442 g
Physical Dimensions 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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