Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) vs Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Cyber-shot HX50 (V) vs PowerShot SX540 HS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) vs Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Specs

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

  • Introduced in April 2013
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.5-6.3
  • WiFi built-in
  • 108.1 x 64 x 38mm³ (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 272g (8.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

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 HX50 (V) 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.).

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) VS Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) a better choice

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

PowerShot SX540 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4020.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)106
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.920.46
Longer battery life (3, photos)400205
Weighs less (2)272g
(8.8 oz.)
442g
(14.3 oz.)
More portable (2)263cm³
(17 cu.in.)
901cm³
(57 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX50 (V) are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the PowerShot SX540 HS and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

The Cyber-shot HX50 (V) scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

PowerShot SX540 HS

Auto Focus points (4)19

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the faster and more accurate auto focus.

Yields 4 points for the PowerShot SX540 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

PowerShot SX540 HS

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Sensitivity100 - 3200 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) VS Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot HX50 (V) and PowerShot SX540 HS

Cyber-shot HX50 (V) und PowerShot SX540 HS, front viewCyber-shot HX50 (V) und PowerShot SX540 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot HX50 (V) und PowerShot SX540 HS, view from aboveCyber-shot HX50 (V) und PowerShot SX540 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

20
4

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) as better choice.

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