Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Cyber-shot RX10 - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 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 RX10

  • Introduced in October 2013
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 125 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-200mm (8x), f2.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 129 x 88.1 x 102.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.5" x 4.0")
  • 813g (26.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX10

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Cyber-shot RX10: The sensors

The PowerShot SX540 HS features a Compact sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot RX10 uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the Cyber-shot RX10's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the PowerShot SX540 HS employs at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Sony Cyber-shot RX10

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot RX10

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3020.10
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
813g
(26.2 oz.)
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
1161cm³
(73 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, the lower weight than the Cyber-shot RX10 and the more compact size.

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 9 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX10

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot RX10

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Higher speed (4, frames/second)610
Auto Focus points (4)925
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO125 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.461.44
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)205340

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX10 are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the articulated display. A recommendation of the Cyber-shot RX10 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 26 points for the Cyber-shot RX10.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot RX10

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX540 HS and Cyber-shot RX10

PowerShot SX540 HS und Cyber-shot RX10, front viewPowerShot SX540 HS und Cyber-shot RX10, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX540 HS und Cyber-shot RX10, view from abovePowerShot SX540 HS und Cyber-shot RX10, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Sony Cyber-shot RX10

9
26

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX10 as better choice.

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