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

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

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

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

  • Introduced in September 2017
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 24 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-600mm (25x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 94 x 127.4mm³ (5.2" x 3.7" x 5.0")
  • 1095g (35.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX10 IV

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

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

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

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

Why is Canon PowerShot SX540 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3020.10
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
1095g
(35.3 oz.)
More portable (2)901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
1587cm³
(100 cu.in.)

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

The PowerShot SX540 HS scores 9 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Higher speed (4, frames/second)624
Auto Focus points (4)9315
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.461.44
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (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 IV 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 IV is made easy by the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX540 HS: that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 30 points for the Cyber-shot RX10 IV.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot RX10 IV

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

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

9
30

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

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