Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs DMC TZ81 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 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 TZ81

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 19 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 64 x 38mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 281g (9.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ81

PowerShot SX540 HS vs DMC TZ81: 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 TZ81 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

DMC TZ81

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3018.90

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution.

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 5 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC TZ81

PowerShot SX540 HS

DMC TZ81

Higher speed (4, frames/second)610
Auto Focus points (4)949
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.461.04
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)205320
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
281g
(9.1 oz.)
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
272cm³
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ81 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 rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DMC TZ81 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the PowerShot SX540 HS and the more compact size.

Yields 25 points for the DMC TZ81.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

DMC TZ81

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and DMC TZ81

PowerShot SX540 HS und DMC TZ81, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und DMC TZ81, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und DMC TZ81, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und DMC TZ81, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Panasonic DMC TZ81

5
25

We recommend Panasonic DMC TZ81 as better choice.

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