Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P900 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Coolpix P900 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P900 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 P900

  • Introduced in March 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-2000mm (83x), f2.8-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 137.4 x 103.2 x 139.5mm³ (5.4" x 4.1" x 5.5")
  • 900g (29.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Coolpix P900: 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 P900 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix P900

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3016.00
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
900g
(29.0 oz.)
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
1978cm³
(125 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, the lower weight than the Coolpix P900 and the more compact size.

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 9 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix P900

Higher speed (4, frames/second)67
Auto Focus points (4)999
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.460.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)205360
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P900 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX540 HS: the built-in GPS.

Yields 21 points for the Coolpix P900.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix P900

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Nikon Coolpix P900 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix P900, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix P900, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix P900, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und Coolpix P900, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Nikon Coolpix P900

9
21

We recommend Nikon Coolpix P900 as better choice.

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