Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

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

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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II 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 II

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 14 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 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")
  • 770g (24.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX10 II

PowerShot SX540 HS vs Cyber-shot RX10 II: The sensors

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

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the Cyber-shot RX10 II'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 II

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

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot RX10 II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3020.10
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
770g
(24.8 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 II and the more compact size.

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 9 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot RX10 II

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Higher speed (4, frames/second)614
Auto Focus points (4)925
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.461.23
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)205400

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX10 II 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 II is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 28 points for the Cyber-shot RX10 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot RX10 II

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Dimensions

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

9
28

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II as better choice.

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