Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L820 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Coolpix L820 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L820 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 L820

  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 22-675mm (30x), f3.0-5.8
  • No WiFi
  • 111 x 76.3 x 84.5mm³ (4.4" x 3.0" x 3.3")
  • 470g (15.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix L820

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Coolpix L820: 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 L820 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix L820

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3016.00
Auto Focus points (4)91
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO125 - 3200 ISO
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like 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 Nikon Coolpix L820

PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix L820

Higher speed (4, frames/second)68
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.460.92
Longer battery life (3, photos)205400
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
716cm³
(45 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix L820 are that the camera is faster, that the display has a higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX540 HS: the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the Coolpix L820.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix L820

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight442g470g
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Nikon Coolpix L820 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and Coolpix L820

PowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix L820, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix L820, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix L820, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix L820, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Nikon Coolpix L820

15
11

We advise to choose the newest model: Canon PowerShot SX540 HS.

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