Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Effortless fun and expert control combine in this 50x zoom, connected bridge camera that takes you on an imaging journey to create and share stunning photos and movies. Ideal for holidays and special occasions.

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Description

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Flexible shooting

Get closer to distant detail or fit more in the scene using the huge 50x optical zoom with 24mm ultra-wide angle. Enjoy crisp, clear shots in any light thanks to a 20.3 Megapixels CMOS sensor and powerful DIGIC 6 processor and capture spontaneous action with 0.13 s autofocus and fast 5.9 fps sustained continuous shooting.

Technical Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR
Type
1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS

Effective Pixels
Approx. 20.3M¹

Effective / Total Pixels
Approx. 21.1M

Colour Filter Type
Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR
Type
DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology

LENS
Focal Length
4.3 – 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 1200 mm)

Zoom
Optical 50x

ZoomPlus 100x

Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹).

Combined approx. 200x

Maximum f/number
f/3.4 – f/6.5

Construction
13 elements in 10 groups (3 UD lenses and 1 double-sided aspherical lens)

Image Stabilisation
Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3-stop¹. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS

FOCUSING
Type
TTL

AF System/ Points
AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)

AF Modes
Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF

AF Point Selection
Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock
Yes

AF Assist Beam
Yes

Manual Focus
Yes, plus MF Peaking

Closest Focusing Distance
0 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering modes
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)

AE Lock
Yes

Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments

Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction

ISO sensitivity
AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

AUTO ISO: 80 – 1600

SHUTTER
Speed
1 – 1/2000 s (factory default)

15 – 1/2000 s (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE
Type
TTL

Settings
Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom.

Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto

COLOUR MATRIX
Type
sRGB

VIEWFINDER
LCD MONITOR
Monitor
7.5 cm (3.0”) TFT, approx. 461,000 dots

Coverage
Approx. 100%

Brightness
Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

FLASH
Modes
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed
Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 s

Red-Eye Reduction
Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure

Flash Exposure Lock
Yes

Manual Power Adjustment
3 levels with internal flash

Built-in Flash Range
50 cm – 5.5 m (W) / 1.3 m – 3.0 m (T)

External Flash
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

SHOOTING
Modes
Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Hybrid Auto, Live View Control, Creative Shot, SCN (Sport, Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fireworks), Creative Filters (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie

Modes in Movie
Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Short Clip, iFrame Movie

Photo Effects
My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)

Drive modes
Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting
Approx. 5.9 shots/s

with AF: Approx. 4.4 shots/s

with Live View: Approx. 4.5 shots/s

(all speeds are until memory card becomes full)¹²³

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
Image Size
4:3 – (L) 5184 x 3888, (M) 2592 x 1944, (M1) 3648 x 2736, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480

16:9 – (L) 5184 x 2912, (M1) 3648 x 2048, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360

3:2 – (L) 5184 x 3456, (M1) 3648 x 2432, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424

1:1 – (L) 3888 x 3888, (M1) 2736 x 2736, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480

Resize option available in playback

Compression
Superfine, Fine

Movies
(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 59.94 / 29.97 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 29.97 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 29.97 fps

Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps

Hybrid Auto Movie (HD) 29.97 fps

iFrame Movie (Full HD) 29.97 fps

Short Clip (HD) 29.97 fps

Movie Length
(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min 59 s¹

(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²

FILE TYPES
Still Image Type
JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

Movies
MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

DIRECT PRINT
Canon Printers
Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge
Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

OTHER FEATURES
GPS
GPS via mobile (via Canon Camera Connect app with compatible smart devices)

Red-Eye Correction
Yes, during shooting and playback

Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Yes, with Auto Rotate

Histogram
Yes, during playback

Playback zoom
Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer
Approx. 2, 10 s or Custom

Menu Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew

INTERFACE
Computer
Hi-Speed USB composite connector (Mini-B compatible)

Other
HDMI Mini (Type-C) Connector

A/V output, composite connector (PAL/NTSC)

Computer/Other
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support¹

MEMORY CARD
Type
SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC & Macintosh
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1¹

Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11

For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1

Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10

For Image Transfer Utility:

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1

Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11

SOFTWARE
Other
CameraWindow DC

Map Utility

Image Transfer Utility

Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices

POWER SOURCE
Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)

Battery life
Approx. 205 shots

Eco mode approx. 290 shots

Approx. 300 min playback

ACCESSORIES
Cases / Straps
Approx. 205 shots

Eco mode approx. 290 shots

Approx. 300 min playback

Flash
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

Power Supply & Battery Chargers
Battery Charger CB-2LYE

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH

Other
Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

Canon AV cable AVC-DC400ST

Interface cable IFC-400PCU

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Environment
0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)
120.0 x 81.7 x 91.9 mm

Weight
Approx. 442 g (including battery and memory card)

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