Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ300 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs DMC FZ300 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ300 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 FZ300

  • Introduced in July 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 25-600mm (24x), f2.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 131.6 x 91.5 x 117.1mm³ (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.6")
  • 691g (22.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ300

PowerShot SX540 HS vs DMC FZ300: 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 FZ300 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

DMC FZ300

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3012.00
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
691g
(22.3 oz.)
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
1410cm³
(89 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, the lower weight than the DMC FZ300 and the more compact size.

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 9 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ300

PowerShot SX540 HS

DMC FZ300

Higher speed (4, frames/second)612
Auto Focus points (4)949
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.461.04
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10804096 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)205380
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ300 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 the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DMC FZ300 is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 25 points for the DMC FZ300.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

DMC FZ300

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Panasonic DMC FZ300 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and DMC FZ300

PowerShot SX540 HS und DMC FZ300, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und DMC FZ300, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und DMC FZ300, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und DMC FZ300, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Panasonic DMC FZ300

9
25

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ300 as better choice.

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