Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Leica C-Lux Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs C-Lux - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Leica C-Lux 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

C-Lux

  • Introduced in June 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-360mm (15x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111.2 x 66.4 x 45.2mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8")
  • 340g (11.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for C-Lux

PowerShot SX540 HS vs C-Lux: The sensors

The PowerShot SX540 HS features a Compact sized sensor, while the C-Lux uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the C-Lux's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the PowerShot SX540 HS employs at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Leica C-Lux

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Leica C-Lux Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

C-Lux

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3020.10

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution.

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 5 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica C-Lux

PowerShot SX540 HS

C-Lux

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Higher speed (4, frames/second)610
Auto Focus points (4)949
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.461.04
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)205370
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
340g
(11.0 oz.)
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
334cm³
(21 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Leica are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the C-Lux is made easy by the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the PowerShot SX540 HS. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX540 HS: the more compact size.

Yields 30 points for the C-Lux.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

C-Lux

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Leica C-Lux Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and C-Lux

PowerShot SX540 HS und C-Lux, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und C-Lux, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und C-Lux, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und C-Lux, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Leica C-Lux

5
30

We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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