Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P510 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Coolpix P510 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P510 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 P510

  • Introduced in February 2012
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-1000mm (42x), f3.0-5.9
  • No WiFi
  • 119.8 x 82.9 x 102.2mm³ (4.7" x 3.3" x 4.0")
  • 555g (17.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P510

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Coolpix P510: 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 P510 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix P510

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3016.10
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
555g
(17.9 oz.)
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
1015cm³
(64 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, the lower weight than the Coolpix P510 and the more compact size. Finally, there's the 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 Nikon Coolpix P510

PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix P510

Higher speed (4, frames/second)67
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.460.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)205240
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P510 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in GPS.

Yields 17 points for the Coolpix P510.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix P510

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Nikon Coolpix P510 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and Coolpix P510

PowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix P510, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix P510, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix P510, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix P510, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Nikon Coolpix P510

11
17

We recommend Nikon Coolpix P510 as better choice.

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