Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P900 vs PowerShot SX540 HS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Specs

Coolpix P900

  • Introduced in March 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-2000mm (83x), f2.8-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 137.4 x 103.2 x 139.5mm³ (5.4" x 4.1" x 5.5")
  • 900g (29.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P900

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

Coolpix P900 vs PowerShot SX540 HS: 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.).

Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P900 a better choice

Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX540 HS

Higher speed (4, frames/second)76
Auto Focus points (4)999
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.920.46
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)360205
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P900 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus 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.

The Coolpix P900 scores 21 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX540 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0020.30
Weighs less (2)900g
(29.0 oz.)
442g
(14.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1978cm³
(125 cu.in.)
901cm³
(57 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution, the lower weight than the Coolpix P900 and the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the PowerShot SX540 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX540 HS

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P900 and PowerShot SX540 HS

Coolpix P900 und PowerShot SX540 HS, front viewCoolpix P900 und PowerShot SX540 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P900 und PowerShot SX540 HS, view from aboveCoolpix P900 und PowerShot SX540 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P900

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

21
9

We recommend Nikon Coolpix P900 as better choice.

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