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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera

BH #CAPSSX540HS • MFR #1067C001
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 20.3MP 1/2.3" CMOS Image Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 50x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 24-1200mm (35mm Equivalent)
Characterized by its long-reaching zoom, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera is also benefitted by the inclusion of a 20.3MP High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor to realize notable image quality, sensitivity to ISO 3200, and 5.9 fps continuous shooting, as well as the ability to record full HD 1080p video at 60 fps. The 50x optical zoom lens covers a 24-1200mm equivalent focal length range, spanning wide-angle to super telephoto perspectives, and an Intelligent IS image stabilization system supports this range by minimizing the appearance of camera shake when shooting both photos and movies. Balancing this extended reach, an ergonomic body design incorporates a large grip for further stability, as well as a large 3.0" 461k-dot LCD for composing imagery and reviewing photos and movies. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC allows you to wirelessly share your imagery directly to a linked smartphone or tablet.
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Canon SX540 HS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.3MP CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 350x Zoom Lens and Intelligent Image Stabilization
  • 4Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • 5Other Camera Features

Characterized by its long-reaching zoom, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera is also benefitted by the inclusion of a 20.3MP High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor to realize notable image quality, sensitivity to ISO 3200, and 5.9 fps continuous shooting, as well as the ability to record full HD 1080p video at 60 fps. The 50x optical zoom lens covers a 24-1200mm equivalent focal length range, spanning wide-angle to super telephoto perspectives, and an Intelligent IS image stabilization system supports this range by minimizing the appearance of camera shake when shooting both photos and movies. Balancing this extended reach, an ergonomic body design incorporates a large grip for further stability, as well as a large 3.0" 461k-dot LCD for composing imagery and reviewing photos and movies. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC allows you to wirelessly share your imagery directly to a linked smartphone or tablet.

20.3MP CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor
A 20.3MP 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor pairs with the DIGIC 6 image processor to realize notable image quality and sensitivity to benefit both stills shooting and full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps and 30 fps. Together, the sensor and processor also allow for continuous shooting up to 5.9 fps, to benefit working with moving subjects, and provides sensitivity to ISO 3200 for working in difficult lighting conditions.
50x Zoom Lens and Intelligent Image Stabilization
An expansive 50x optical zoom lens offers a 24-1200mm equivalent focal length range, covering wide-angle to super telephoto perspectives. This extensive reach is complemented by a versatile Intelligent IS image stabilization system that minimizes the appearance of camera shake for both stills and video shooting:

Stills:
  • Normal IS corrects for a wide range of common camera movements.
  • Panning IS detects deliberate panning movements and does not compensate for lateral movements to permit desired camera movements.
  • Macro (Hybrid) IS corrects for shift-type camera shake that commonly occurs when working with close-up subject matter.
  • Tripod is a dedicated setting that automatically deactivates IS when the use of a tripod is detected since camera-based stabilization is not needed.

Video:
  • Dynamic IS is well-suited to recording at wide-angle focal lengths and reduces unwanted shaking that typically occurs when walking while recording.
  • Powered IS compensates for hand movements that become more visually discernible when working at the telephoto end of the zoom range.
  • Macro (Hybrid) IS minimizes the appearance of shake when walking as well as compensates for shift-type shake that occurs when working with close-up subject matter.
  • Active Tripod IS minimizes the slight amount of shake that can happen when recording video while using a tripod.
Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC allows you to wirelessly share your photos and movies with a linked smartphone or tablet as well as remotely control the camera from the mobile device by using the Camera Connect app. A dedicated Wi-Fi button is also featured on the camera body to expedite the process of connecting with a smartphone or tablet and sharing imagery between devices.
Other Camera Features
  • A large 3.0" 461k-dot LCD monitor is available for composing imagery, navigating the menu, and reviewing photos and videos.
  • Zoom Framing Assist automatically zooms in or out to keep a subject within the frame and in focus when using longer telephoto focal lengths.
  • Hybrid Auto records up to four seconds of video prior to taking a still photo, and then automatically combines the two types of imagery into a video recap.
  • Story Highlights can automatically produce a highlight reel, comprised of videos and photos from a day or an event, and then add music and effects for playback.
  • The included NB-6LH battery is rated to provide approximately 205 shots per charge, or up to 290 shots when using the ECO Mode to conserve power.
UPC: 013803269338

Canon SX540 HS Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.1 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel (5184 x 3888)
Lens
Focal Length4.3 to 215mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 1200mm)
Optical Zoom50x
Digital Zoom4x Maximum (200x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/3.4 to 6.5
Focus RangeNormal
1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
4.27' to Infinity / 1.3 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Macro
0" to 1.64' / 0 cm to 50 cm (Wide)
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/2000 to 15 Seconds
Exposure ModesManual, Program
Exposure Compensation-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Continuous ShootingUp to 5.9 fps at 20.3 MP
Interval RecordingNo
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Special OptionsFireworks, Fish-Eye Effect, Handheld Night, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Portrait, Sports, Toy Camera Effect
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG
Internal Recording ModesMP4/H.264/MPEG-4
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [24 to 35 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 29.97 fps [8 Mb/s]
640 x 480 at 29.97 fps [3 Mb/s]
Recording LimitUp to 30 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution461,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Effective Flash Range1.6 to 18' / 0.5 to 5.5 m (Wide)
4.3 to 9.8' / 1.3 to 3 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionNone
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
Battery Type1 x NB-6LH Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.7 VDC, 1070 mAh (Approx. 205 Shots)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.87 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.1 x 6.3 x 5.2"

Canon SX540 HS Reviews

love this camera

By Luis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-04

Since Im next to Cape Canaveral this my perfect camera for shooting rockets tacking off ,is handy and light .This my third SX series Camera, I recommend this camera to everyone.

perfect camera for beginners

By Alika123
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

the best camera that beginners can have , also its perfect for zoom lovers

Zoo Closeups

By MsLiz788
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-24

I've not yet had the opportunity to see its full potential! Next zoo trip!

Awesome camera

By Nodar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-16

Great zoom camera for a good price. Picture quality is good. Light weight.

Best bridge camera ever?

By c hastings
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-11

I have used this camera actively for almost a year now, and it's been the best camera I've owned so far. I use it for railroad videography and photography as it does an amazing job doing both. The settings are easy to manage and the many built in modes are helpful for getting a photo or video of just about everything.

amazing camera, amazing zoom

By chase838
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-19

I got this camera for my birthday about 6 months ago and I love it, it has an amazing zoom and great picture quality 10/10 would recommend the best budget camera.

CANON POWERSHOT SX540 HS

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-19

One of the best camera's I have ever purchased! I purchased it on-line from B & H and it arrived within days. The price beat out anyone else including Amazon. Customer service and support is a true pleasure to deaal with as they are responsive and knowledgable about their products. There was a training curve, and still is, that I needed to go through on my Canon, but that is technology. I have a problem with uploaded pictures and video to the cloud, but I think it may be my wireless internet gateway.

Pretty Good Overall Camera

By hcarlton
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-23

Using the macro function is somewhat difficult, as it doesn't seem to actually focus as closely as the descriptions claim, and battery life is a little short, but all other functions are quite decent, excellent zoom capacity and clarity on that end. No issues seeing the screen outside thus far, and both automatic and manual altering of aperture and ISO work well.

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