Canon PowerShot SX540 HS | Digital Camera

    50x Optical Zoom with 24 – 1200mm equivalent20MP CMOS Sensor captures detailed images.Built–in Wi–Fi and NFC to easily share your photos.


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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    Versatile and easy to use, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS brings you high performance, exceptional zoom and advanced Canon technology. Get amazing detail from far away with Canon's powerful 50x optical zoom and intelligent optical image stabilizer, and stunning results from the 20.3 megapixel high–sensitivity CMOS Sensor, optimized for use in compact cameras. Record beautiful video in 1080p Full HD and let the5–axis Dynamic Image Stabilization correct strong camera shake caused by walking backwards and running. Instantly create a mini highlight reel with music and effects with the Story Highlight function which compiles photos and video from a day or event. Ready to show off your photography skills? Instantly share pictures and video with friends and family or on your favorite social network with built–in Wi–Fi and NFC, and use the large 3.0–inch LCD screen to review and frame your shots before sharing.

Details from Canon

    50x Optical Zoom (24–1200mm)

    Capture your favorites sport team while sitting in the stands like you were standing on the field, and you will wonder what you did without the astonishing 50x Optical Zoom. From wildlife to landscapes, the powerful zoom lets you capture the details that make your photography stand out. Not only will you have the ability to move in to the shot you want, but you'll also be able to capture those shots with incredible Canon quality. The camera features a large secure ergonomic grip that ensures comfortable, stable handheld shooting. All while Intelligent IS analyzes the shooting situation and applies advanced stabilization technology to help keep images clear and virtually shake–free in a wide variety of conditions.

    20.3 Megapixel* High–Sensitivity CMOS Sensor

    The PowerShot SX540 HS camera employs a 20.3 Megapixel* High–Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which delivers powerful imaging performance and is optimized for use in compact cameras. Utilizing a sophisticated light–capturing design, it provides high sensitivity for high ISO capture with reduced noise. It's also incredibly fast, capable of rapidly capturing and moving image data to the processor, as well as enabling fast continuous shooting and fast autofocus.

    DIGIC 6 Image Processor

    The PowerShot SX540 HS camera is equipped with the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, which helps boost image quality in both stills and video. Improved light sensitivity allows for higher resolution with less noise when shooting in dark conditions, and Dynamic IS detects and compensates for tilt and parallel movement (shift blur) to help create video that's virtually free of distortion. The processor also enhances the performance capabilities of the PowerShot SX540 HS camera, enabling high–speed, high–quality continuous still image shooting at up to 6.0 frames per second. And video recording is impressive as ever, as the DIGIC 6 Image Processor enables Full HD at 60p, as well as MP4 recording. Highly compressed MP4 video not only preserves space on your memory card but also improves playback on compatible mobile devices. Plus, with MF Peaking possible thanks to the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, you'll have a pro–level focusing tool at your disposal.

    Built–in Wi–Fi® Technology and NFC To Share Effortlessly

    Built–in Wi–Fi® technology allows for on–the–go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends and family. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites – Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™, Flickr®, and Google Drive™ – through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* directly from your PowerShot SX540 HS camera, or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. The camera can also connect directly to both compatible iOS®** and Android™ devices***, and upload images via the free Canon Camera Connect app** without a computer. You can control the destination of your uploads to share with everyone or to select groups, and even add comments. Sharing video is also easy with Wi–Fi® equipped PowerShot cameras, which record video using the easy–to–share MP4 format. Built–in NFC technology also makes it simpler to install the app. If the app hasn't been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically. Simply touch the camera against an NFC–equipped device with the Canon Camera Connect app** installed, and a Wi–Fi® connection is established – no camera operations required. Even if your camera is off, NFC turns the camera on and establishes the connection.

    Remote Shooting with the Camera Connect App

    With the built–in Wi–Fi® on the PowerShot SX540 HS camera, you can use your compatible smartphone or tablet** to remotely control the camera. Simply connect wirelessly to your device and access the free Canon Camera Connect app**. Your device will show a live image of the camera's capture – ideal for a commemorative group photo, wildlife shots and all kinds of situations. The camera's versatile 50x Optical Zoom, flash, self–timer and shutter are all under your control, with images being saved to your camera as usual.

    Full HD 1080p with Stereo Sound

    The PowerShot SX540 HS camera is designed to make beautiful, creative video capture easy and fun. Image quality is luminous and lifelike in 1080p Full HD, with selectable frame rates of 60p and 30p to match the situation and end use. MP4 format, ideal for sharing and mobile devices, is also available. Dynamic IS offers 5–axis image stabilization that corrects even the strong camera shake that happens when you shoot while running or walking backward.

    Zoom Framing Assist

    Zoom Framing Assist offers a seek assist function that detects when you're panning (for instance, to search for the location of a soccer ball) and automatically zooms out to help; stop panning, and the zoom returns to its original position. Zoom Framing Assist keeps your subject's face the same size in your frame no matter how they move. Tap the Zoom Framing Assist function button to detect your subject's face. As your subject retreats and advances the camera automatically zooms in and out so their face remains the same size. It's especially useful for capturing the expressions of fast–moving children. The feature has been further enhanced by letting you choose the subject's size: choices include face, upper body, whole body, manual or off for superior assistance and control. And, for even more convenience, all Zoom Framing Assist functions are also available when shooting video.

    Large 3.0–inch LCD

    The large, 3.0–inch high–resolution LCD screen makes it easy to both frame and review your shots. A resolution of approximately 461,000 dots helps make even small details clear, and images are viewable even from a wide angle, so showing others what you've captured is easy, too.

    Hybrid Auto

    Hybrid Auto records up to four seconds of video every time you shoot a still image, then automatically joins the clips and pictures* into a video that captures the essence of special days: vacations, important occasions or any time you're shooting many shots in a day. In this mode, Hybrid Auto automatically recognizes the scene and optimizes camera settings for incredibly high image quality. The resulting 1080p HD video is properly exposed, crisp and steady, so your "highlight reel" is stunningly beautiful.

    Story Highlights

    View your still images and video* as a fun short story with the Story Highlights feature on the PowerShot SX540 HS camera. Improved for convenience, you can choose to have the camera create this reel automatically by using advanced algorithms to classify your images according to date, event or people, then compiling a short video of approximately three minutes** with suitable background music and color effects applied. You can also customize your Story Highlights reel for a fun, unique video. Story Highlights BGM lets you add background music (choose from three pre–loaded songs) to the clips that Story Highlights automatically generates, for a new level of emotive expression. It's all done in camera, without the need for any additional software. Easily access and enjoy your Story Highlights – simply press the Story


Features & Specs

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    1 Year Limited Warranty
Detailed Specifications
    Image Capture Device
  • Type: 20.3 Megapixel*, 1/2.3–inch CMOS
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 20.3 Megapixels * Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

  • Lens
  • Focal Length: 4.3 (W) – 215.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24–1200mm)
  • Optical Zoom: 50x
  • Digital Zoom: 4x
  • Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus

  • Focusing Range
  • Normal: 2.0 in. (5.0cm) – infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) – infinity (T) Auto/Manual: 0.0 in. (0.0cm) – infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) – infinity (T) Macro: 0.0 in. – 1.6 ft. (0.0–50cm) (W)

  • Viewfinder & Monitor
  • Viewfinder: Not available
  • LCD Monitor: 3.0–inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)
  • LCD Pixels: Approx. 461,000 dots
  • LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%

  • Aperture and Shutter
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.4 (W), f/6.5 (T)
  • Shutter Speed: 1–1/2000 sec. 15–1/2000 sec. (in Tv and M modes)

  • Exposure Control
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 80–3200
  • Light Metering Method: Evaluative, Center Weighted Average, Spot
  • Exposure Control Method: Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock

  • Exposure Compensation
  • Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3–stop increments
  • Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3–stop increments (not available during shooting)

  • White Balance
  • White Balance Control: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

  • Flash
  • Built–in Flash: Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
  • Flash Range: 1.6–18.0 ft. (W), 4.3–9.8 ft. (T), 50.0cm – 5.5m (W), 1.3–3.0m (T)
  • Flash Exposure Compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3–stop increments

  • Shooting Specifications
  • Shooting Modes: M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot1, Sports, Portrait, Smart Shutter2, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish–eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Standard (Movie), Short Clip (Movie), iFrame Movie
  • *1 Auto, Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural effects
  • *2 Smile, Wink Self–Timer, Face Self–Timer
  • *Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
  • 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
  • Self Timer: Off / 2 sec. / 10 sec. / Custom
  • Wireless Control: Built–in Wi–Fi® and NFC
  • Continuous Shooting: Normal Continuous Shooting in Auto/P modes: Approx. 5.9 shots/sec. Continuous Shooting AF in P mode: Approx. 4.4 shots/sec. Continuous Shooting LV in P mode: Approx. 4.5 shots/sec.
  • *Under lighting conditions where flash does not fire automatically.
  • *Excluding RAW and RAW+JPEG.
  • *Until memory card becomes full.

  • Image Storage
  • Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS–I Memory Cards
  • File Format: Design rule for Camera File system (DCF) compliant; DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible
  • Image Compression: Superfine / Fine
  • JPEG Compression Mode: Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
  • Video: MP4 (Image: MPEG–4 AVC/H.264
  • Audio: MPEG–4 AAC–LC (Stereo))
  • Number of Recording Pixels

  • Still Images:
  • Large: 5184 × 2912
  • Medium 1: 3648 × 2048
  • Medium 2: 1920 × 1080
  • Small: 640 × 360

  • 3:2
  • Large: 5184 × 3456
  • Medium 1: 3648 × 2432
  • Medium 2: 2048 × 1368
  • Small: 640 × 424

  • 4:3
  • Large: 5184 × 3888
  • Medium 1: 3648 × 2736
  • Medium 2: 2048 × 1536
  • Medium: 2592 × 1944
  • Small: 640 × 480

  • 1:1
  • Large: 3888 × 3888
  • Medium 1: 2736 × 2736
  • Medium 2: 1536 × 1536
  • Small: 480 × 480

  • Videos
  • Full HD: 1920 × 1280: 59.94 fps / 29.97 fps
  • HD : 1280 × 720: 29.97 fps
  • VGA: 640 × 480: 29.97 fps

  • Playback Specifications
  • Playback Modes File: List/Play Digest Movies, Protect, Favorites, Erase, Slideshow, Rotate, Album Playback, Play Creative Shot Movies, Short Clip Mix, i–Contrast, Resize, Cropping, Red–Eye Correction, My Colors, Face ID Info, Photobook Set–up, Image Transition Effect, Index Effect, Scroll Display, Group Images, Auto Rotate, Resume, Image jump with Control Ring/Front Dial

  • Interfaces
  • Video Out: NTSC/PAL
  • Audio Out: Stereo
  • Other: Hi–Speed USB (Mini–B), HDMI (Type C); direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
  • Power Source: Battery Pack NB–6LH
  • Shooting Capacity: Approx. 205 shots Approx. 290 shots in ECO Mode
  • Video Recording Time: Approx. 45 min.
  • Playback Time: Approx. 5 hr.

  • Physical Specifications
  • Operating Temperature: 32–104°F / 0–40°C
  • Operating Humidity: 10–90%
  • Dimensions (W × H × D): 4.72 × 3.22 × 3.62 in. / 120.0 × 81.7 × 91.9mm
  • Weight: 15.6 oz. / 442g (CIPA standard) 14.7 oz. / 418g (Body only)
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    50x Optical Zoom with 24 – 1200mm equivalent20MP CMOS Sensor captures detailed images.Built–in Wi–Fi and NFC to easily share your photos.


Included Coverage from Canon: 1 Year Limited Warranty

Category ID: 202 | $399.00