Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

MPN: 1067C002  |  EAN: 4549292056426  |  Model: PowerShot SX540 HS

Price Information

250.00

as at 24 Sep 19 | 6:30 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS - 1067C002 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Bridge Camera
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Vlogging
Outstanding
Events Photography
Outstanding
Sports Photography
Outstanding
Underwater Photography
Outstanding
Travel
Outstanding
Wildlife Photography
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Outstanding
High FPS Videos
Outstanding
Event Videos
Outstanding
Home Videos
Outstanding
Everyday Life Photography
Outstanding
WiFi Connectivity
Outstanding
Regular Looks
Outstanding
Bluetooth Connectivity
Outstanding

Kind of Camera

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.

Photography Skillset

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.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Canon device is a very good option!

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Other Video needs

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.

Video Scenarios

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.

Photo Scenarios

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.

Other considerations

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.

Style

When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the PowerShot SX540 HS is a safe bet.

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Technical Specifications

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS - 1067C002 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camera Type Bridge
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
Camera
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 3.4-6.5
Brightness Adjustment Yes
Camera File System DCF, DPOF 1.1
Direct Printing Yes
Image Formats Supported JPEG
Languages Support Multi
Orientation Sensor Yes
Photo Effects 1
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
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
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
Focusing
Auto Focus Yes
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
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range 0 - 50 m
Manual Focus Yes
Smile Detection Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
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)
Manual Exposure Yes
Shutter
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
Video
Analog Signal Format System NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
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 Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio
Audio Formats Supported AAC-LC, MPEG-4
Built-in Microphone Yes
Headphone Outputs 1
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Voice Recording Yes
Lens System
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
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC
Display
Built-in Display Yes
Display TFT
Display Diagonal 3 "
Display Diagonal (metric) 7.5 cm
Display Resolution (numeric) 461000 pixels
Field Of View 100 %
Sensor
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Megapixel 20.3 MP
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 21.1 MP
Technical Details
Image Processor DIGIC 6
Self-timer Yes
Other Features
PictBridge Yes
Stabilizer Yes
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 Mini-USB
USB Connector Type B
USB Version 2.0
Battery
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 205 shots
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type NB-6LH
Number Of Batteries Supported 1
Power Source Type Battery
Video Recording Time 300 min
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Packaging Content
Batteries Included Yes
Battery Charger Included Yes
Bundled Software CameraWindow DC, Map Utility, Image Transfer Utility
Cables Included AC
Hand Strap Yes
Lens Cap Included Yes
Certificates
Certification CE
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 91.9 mm
Height 81.7 mm
Weight 442 g
Weight (including Battery) 442 g
Width 120 mm
System Requirements
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
Picture Quality
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
Memory
Memory Slots 2
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 10 - 90 %