Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ200 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs DMC FZ200 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ200 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 FZ200

  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 25-600mm (24x), f2.8-2.8
  • No WiFi
  • 125.2 x 86.6 x 110.2mm³ (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3")
  • 588g (19.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ200

PowerShot SX540 HS vs DMC FZ200: 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 Panasonic DMC FZ200 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

DMC FZ200

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3012.00
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
588g
(19.0 oz.)
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
1195cm³
(75 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, the lower weight than the DMC FZ200 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 Panasonic DMC FZ200

PowerShot SX540 HS

DMC FZ200

Higher speed (4, frames/second)612
Auto Focus points (4)923
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)205500

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ200 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the articulated display. A recommendation of the DMC FZ200 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 15 points for the DMC FZ200.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

DMC FZ200

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Sensitivity100 - 3200 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.460.46
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Panasonic DMC FZ200 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and DMC FZ200

PowerShot SX540 HS und DMC FZ200, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und DMC FZ200, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und DMC FZ200, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und DMC FZ200, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Panasonic DMC FZ200

11
15

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

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