Selecting a Bridge Camera means you'll have a device that comes with the photo capabilities of a DSLR while being more portable and easier to put away while out and about.
Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Canon PowerShot SX540 HS camera would suit you adequately.
For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the PowerShot SX540 HS is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 9 "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.
Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Canon device is a very good option!
If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.
For those special occasions, this Canon camera is a great companion as you traverse the floor. It comes with an Image Stabilizer which helps maintain a steady shot while recording.
Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS is a great companion to have.
Self made video content - Whether its in a specialist niche or broad subject area, video content is king (or queen) these days. With an image sensor size of 6.17 x 4.55 mm (mm), this camera can deliver really good image quality in your videos. It's also got Wi-Fi so if you can still make your transfers even if you're not with your cables.
As you go about your business each day, there are moments or situations that come up that you'll want to capture on camera. The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS makes for a great partner for taking those everyday shots, whether planned or spontaneous.
Actions shots are for more engaging than people posing for a photograph at events. The Canon PowerShot SX540 HS comes with Auto Focus Tracking which helps ensure people in motion still look sharp in your photos.
Whether it's golf or tennis and everything in-between, the Tracking Focus capability in this camera allows you maintain your subject as the centre of attention even while in motion. It's Continuous Shooting Mode also helps take multiple shots in a couple of seconds allowing you assess a set of options you can pick from.
Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from Canon, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.
Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Canon is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the PowerShot SX540 HS is a breeze.
From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 6.17 x 4.55 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly. Zoom capabilities are present as well which is great.
To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Canon is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.
Sometimes carrying cables about just so you can move your photos across the devices can be a pain. Good thing this particular model comes with Wi-Fi.
When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the PowerShot SX540 HS is a safe bet.
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||0 - 40 °F|
|Aperture Priority AE||Yes|
|Aperture Range (F-F)||3.4-6.5|
|Camera File System||DCF, DPOF 1.1|
|Image Formats Supported||JPEG|
|Playback Zoom (max)||10 x|
|Scene Modes||Sport, Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fireworks|
|Scene Modes Present||Yes|
|Self-timer Delay||2, 10 s|
|Shooting Modes||Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Hybrid Auto, Live View Control, Creative Shot, SCN, Creative Filters, Movie|
|Tripod Mounting Supported||Yes|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten|
|External Flash Connector||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Correction||±2EV (1/3 EV step)|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Slow synchronization|
|Flash Range (tele)||1.3 - 3 m|
|Flash Range (wide)||0.5 - 5.5 m|
|Flash Sync-speed||1/2000 s|
|Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Lock||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points||9|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection||1|
|Auto Focusing (AF) Modes||AI Focus, Face detection|
|Macro Focusing Range||0 - 50 m|
|Auto Exposure (AE) Lock||Yes|
|ISO Sensitivity||AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|ISO Sensitivity (max)||3200|
|ISO Sensitivity (min)||80|
|Light Exposure Control||Program AE|
|Light Exposure Correction||± 2EV (1/3EV step)|
|Light Exposure Modes||Auto, Manual|
|Light Metering||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)|
|Camera Shutter Speed||15 - 1/2000 s|
|Camera Shutter Type||Electronic|
|Continuous Shooting Mode||Yes|
|Fastest Camera Shutter Speed||1/2000 s|
|Shutter Priority AE||Yes|
|Slowest Camera Shutter Speed||15 s|
|Analog Signal Format System||NTSC, PAL|
|Camcorder Media Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|HD Type||Full HD|
|Maximum Video Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Motion JPEG Frame Rate||59.94 fps|
|Supported Aspect Ratios||1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9|
|Video Formats Supported||H.264, MP4, MPEG4|
|Video Resolutions||640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Audio Formats Supported||AAC-LC, MPEG-4|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Combined Zoom||200 x|
|Digital Zoom||4 x|
|Extra/Smart Zoom||100 x|
|Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)||24 - 1200 mm|
|Focal Length Range (f-f)||4.3 - 215 mm|
|Lens Structure (elements/groups)||13/10|
|Maximum Aperture Number||6.5|
|Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||1200 mm|
|Minimum Aperture Number||3.4|
|Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||24 mm|
|Optical Zoom||50 x|
|Compatible Memory Cards||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Display Diagonal||3 "|
|Display Diagonal (metric)||7.5 cm|
|Display Resolution (numeric)||461000 pixels|
|Field Of View||100 %|
|Image Sensor Size||1/2.3|
|Image Sensor Size (W X H)||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Total Megapixels||21.1 MP|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 6|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|HDMI (Mini) Ports Quantity||1|
|HDMI Connector Type||C|
|HDMI Ports Quantity||Yes|
|USB 2.0 (Mini USB) Ports Quantity||1|
|USB 2.0 Connectors||1|
|USB Connector Type||B|
|Battery Life (CIPA Standard)||205 shots|
|Battery Technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Number Of Batteries Supported||1|
|Power Source Type||Battery|
|Video Recording Time||300 min|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)||Yes|
|Battery Charger Included||Yes|
|Bundled Software||CameraWindow DC, Map Utility, Image Transfer Utility|
|Lens Cap Included||Yes|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Weight (including Battery)||442 g|
|Mac Operating Systems Supported||Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks|
|Windows Operating Systems Supported||Windows 10, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 IOT Core, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterpr|
|Maximum Image Resolution||5184 x 3888 pixels|
|Still Image Resolution(s)||4:3 - (L) 5184 x 3888, (M) 2592 x 1944, (M1) 3648 x 2736, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 48016:9 - (L) 5184 x 2912, (M1) 3648 x 2048, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 3603:2 - (L) 5184 x 3456, (M1) 3648 x 2432, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 4241:1 - (L) 3888 x 3|
|Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)||10 - 90 %|