Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Canon Ixus 185 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Ixus 185 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Canon Ixus 185 Specs

PowerShot SX540 HS

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1200mm (50x), f3.4-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 120.0 x 81.7 x 91.9mm³ (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6")
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX540 HS

Ixus 185

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 1 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 68.00mm (2.7") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-224mm (8x), f3.2-6.9
  • No WiFi
  • 95.2 x 54.3 x 22.1mm³ (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9")
  • 126g (4.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Ixus 185

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Ixus 185: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

The Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Canon Ixus 185 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

Ixus 185

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3020.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)61
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO100 - 1600 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.460.23
Better Video (2)1920 x 10801280 x 720
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like the optical image stabilizer, that the display has a higher resolution and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the PowerShot SX540 HS is made easy by the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon Ixus 185

PowerShot SX540 HS

Ixus 185

Longer battery life (3, photos)205210
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
126g
(4.1 oz.)
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
114cm³
(7 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Ixus 185 are that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the PowerShot SX540 HS and the more compact size.

Yields 7 points for the Ixus 185.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

Ixus 185

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Canon Ixus 185 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and Ixus 185

PowerShot SX540 HS und Ixus 185, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und Ixus 185, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und Ixus 185, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und Ixus 185, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon Ixus 185

22
7

We recommend Canon PowerShot SX540 HS as better choice.

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