Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Nikon Coolpix B500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Coolpix B500 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Nikon Coolpix B500 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

Coolpix B500

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 22-900mm (40x), f3.0-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 113.5 x 78.3 x 94.9mm³ (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7")
  • 542g (17.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix B500

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Coolpix B500: 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 Nikon Coolpix B500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix B500

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3016.00
Auto Focus points (4)91
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
542g
(17.5 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the lower weight than the Coolpix B500.

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix B500

PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix B500

Higher speed (4, frames/second)67
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO125 - 6400 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.460.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)205600

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix B500 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 15 points for the Coolpix B500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix B500

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar size901cm³843cm³
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Nikon Coolpix B500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and Coolpix B500

PowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix B500, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix B500, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix B500, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix B500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Nikon Coolpix B500

11
15

We advise to choose the newest model: Nikon Coolpix B500.

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