Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs PowerShot SX520 HS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX520 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 SX520 HS

  • Introduced in July 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1008mm (42x), f3.4-6.0
  • No WiFi
  • 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 SX520 HS

PowerShot SX540 HS vs PowerShot SX520 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 SX520 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

PowerShot SX520 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)62
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

PowerShot SX540 HS

PowerShot SX520 HS

Longer battery life (3, photos)205210

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX520 HS are that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 3 points for the PowerShot SX520 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

PowerShot SX520 HS

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Sensitivity100 - 3200 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.460.46
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight442g442g
Similar size901cm³901cm³
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and PowerShot SX520 HS

PowerShot SX540 HS und PowerShot SX520 HS, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und PowerShot SX520 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und PowerShot SX520 HS, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und PowerShot SX520 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

11
3

We recommend Canon PowerShot SX540 HS as better choice.

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