Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Cyber-shot HX99 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot HX99 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

Cyber-shot HX99

  • Introduced in August 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.5-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 102 x 58.1 x 35.5mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 243g (7.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX99

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Cyber-shot HX99: 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 Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot HX99

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3018.20
Auto Focus points (4)91

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus.

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 9 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot HX99

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot HX99

Higher speed (4, frames/second)610
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.460.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)205390
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
243g
(7.8 oz.)
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
210cm³
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX99 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the Cyber-shot HX99 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the PowerShot SX540 HS and the more compact size.

Yields 23 points for the Cyber-shot HX99.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot HX99

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and Cyber-shot HX99

PowerShot SX540 HS und Cyber-shot HX99, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und Cyber-shot HX99, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und Cyber-shot HX99, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und Cyber-shot HX99, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Sony Cyber-shot HX99

9
23

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot HX99 as better choice.

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