Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs DMC FZ1000 - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 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

DMC FZ1000

  • Introduced in July 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 137 x 98.5 x 130.7mm³ (5.4" x 3.9" x 5.1")
  • 831g (26.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000

PowerShot SX540 HS vs DMC FZ1000: The sensors

The PowerShot SX540 HS features a Compact sized sensor, while the DMC FZ1000 uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the DMC FZ1000'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: Panasonic DMC FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

DMC FZ1000

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3020.10
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
831g
(26.8 oz.)
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
1764cm³
(111 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 and the more compact size.

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 9 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ1000

PowerShot SX540 HS

DMC FZ1000

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Higher speed (4, frames/second)612
Auto Focus points (4)949
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.460.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10804096 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)205360

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the articulated display. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 28 points for the DMC FZ1000.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

DMC FZ1000

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and DMC FZ1000

PowerShot SX540 HS und DMC FZ1000, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und DMC FZ1000, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und DMC FZ1000, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und DMC FZ1000, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Panasonic DMC FZ1000

9
28

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 as better choice.

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