Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs PowerShot SX50 HS - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 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

PowerShot SX50 HS

  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 71.00mm (2.8") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-1200mm (50x), f3.4-6.5
  • No WiFi
  • 123 x 87 x 105.9mm³ (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.2")
  • 598g (19.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX50 HS

PowerShot SX540 HS vs PowerShot SX50 HS: 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 PowerShot SX50 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

PowerShot SX50 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3012.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)62
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
598g
(19.3 oz.)
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
1133cm³
(71 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the lower weight than the PowerShot SX50 HS. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX50 HS: the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

PowerShot SX540 HS

PowerShot SX50 HS

Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 6400 ISO
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)205315

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS are the larger sensitivity, the articulated display and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 9 points for the PowerShot SX50 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

PowerShot SX50 HS

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.460.46
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and PowerShot SX50 HS

PowerShot SX540 HS und PowerShot SX50 HS, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und PowerShot SX50 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und PowerShot SX50 HS, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und PowerShot SX50 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

15
9

We recommend Canon PowerShot SX540 HS as better choice.

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