Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot HX400V Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Cyber-shot HX400V - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot HX400V 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 HX400V

  • Introduced in February 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-1200mm (50x), f2.8-6.3
  • WiFi built-in
  • 129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX400V

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Cyber-shot HX400V: 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 HX400V Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot HX400V

Auto Focus points (4)91
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
660g
(21.3 oz.)
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
1247cm³
(79 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the lower weight than the Cyber-shot HX400V and the more compact size.

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 8 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot HX400V

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot HX400V

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3020.40
Higher speed (4, frames/second)610
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.460.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)205300
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX400V are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX540 HS: the built-in GPS.

Yields 22 points for the Cyber-shot HX400V.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot HX400V

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Sony Cyber-shot HX400V Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and Cyber-shot HX400V

PowerShot SX540 HS und Cyber-shot HX400V, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und Cyber-shot HX400V, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und Cyber-shot HX400V, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und Cyber-shot HX400V, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Sony Cyber-shot HX400V

8
22

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot HX400V as better choice.

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