Canon PowerShot SX540HS Black Digital Camera - 1067C001
Powerful Zoom. Epic Close-ups.
Unleash the power of high zoom, high performance and Canon’s advanced technology. The PowerShot SX540 HS is a versatile and easy-to-use camera for virtually anyone who wants to capture their favorite subjects, from family get-togethers to amazing safaris, to school plays and the beautiful moments of life in between. Whether you're capturing something up close or in the distance, you'll be able to get the shot you want with its incredible 50x (24–1200mm) zoom power. Both still images and high-quality 1080p Full HD video are bound to impress even in low-light situations thanks to a new 20.3 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and the powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor, which together create the Canon HS System.
What’s more, Canon's sophisticated wireless connectivity means you can share your favorite images and videos with whomever you like, as well as easily transfer them to other compatible devices. Improved Zoom Framing Assist makes capturing those faraway moments even easier with the new "Lock" feature, which helps ensure your subject is sharp and in the center of the frame. Working together with Face ID, the PowerShot SX540 HS's Auto Zoom has also been improved for better framing of your family and friends. Near or far, the amazing zoom and high power of the PowerShot SX540 HS is on hand to help capture the pictures you want.
- Powerful 50x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer for outstanding optical performance
- Once you experience the reach and versatility of this camera's astonishing 50x Optical Zoom, you'll wonder how you ever did without it. From sporting events to travel highlights, 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's secure ergonomic grip makes steady handheld shooting easy and comfortable, 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* CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 Image Processor helps deliver stunning image quality even in low light
- 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.
Image Capture Device
- Type: 20.3 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
- Total Pixels: Approx. 21.1Megapixels
*Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels
- Effective Pixels:
- Approx. 20.3 Megapixels*
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
- Focal Length: 4.3 (W) - 215.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-1200mm)
- Digital Zoom: 4x
- 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)
- Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
- Optical Viewfinder: Not available
- LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)
- LCD Pixels:
- LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%
Aperature and Shutter
- Maximum Aperature: f/3.4 (W), f/6.5 (T)
- Shutter Speed:
- 1-1/2000 sec.
- 15-1/2000 sec. (in Tv and M modes)
- 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: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
- White Balance Control: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
- Built-in Flash: Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
- Flash Range:
- 1.6-16.0 ft. (W), 4.6-8.9 (T)
50.0cm - 5.0m (W), 1.3-3.0m (T)
- Shooting Modes: P, Live View Control, Auto, Portrait, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Long Shutter
- Photo Effects: 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. 0.5 shots/sec.
- Normal Continuous Shooting AF in Low Light mode: Approx. 2.2 shots/sec.
- Under lighting conditions where flash does not fire automatically.
- Excluding RAW and RAW+JPEG.
- Until memory card becomes full.
- Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards
- File Format: Design rule for Camera File system (DCF) compliant; DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible
- Image Recording Format: Superfine / Fine
- JPEG Compression Mode:
- Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
- Video: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Monaural))
- Numer of Recording Pixels:
- Still Images:
- 16:9 - Large: 5184 x 2912; Medium 1: 3648 x 2048; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360
- 3:2 - Large: 5184 x 3456; Medium 1: 3648 x 2432; Medium 2: 2048 x 1368; Small: 640 x 424
- 4:3 - Large: 5184 x 3888; Medium 1: 3648 x 2736; Medium 2: 2048 x 1536; Medium: 2592 x 1944; Small: 640 x 480
- 1:1 - Large: 3888 x 3888; Medium 1: 2736 x 2736; Medium 2: 1536 x 1536; Small: 480 x 480
- Full HD 1920 x 1280: 59.94 fps / 29.97 fps
- HD 1280 x 720: 29.97 fps
- 640 x 480: 29.97 fps
Number of Recordable Images
- Image Data: Approx. Number of Shots Recordable to 16 GB Memory Card
Time of Recordable Movies:
- Movie Data: Total Movie Time Recordable to Memory Card:
- The values in the table are based on Canon measurement conditions and may change depending on the subject, memory card and camera settings.
- After Low-level formatting.
||Frame Rate/Video System
||Recording Time per 16 GB Memory Card (Approx.)
||Single Clip Approx. Recording Time*1
||Movie Size (KB/sec.)
||Video Recording Bit Rate
||1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
||59 min. 30 sec.
||29 min. 59 sec.
||Approx. 35 Mbps
||1 hr. 26 min. 5 sec.
||29 min. 59 sec.
||Approx. 24 Mbps
|1280 x 720 (HD)
||4 hr. 5 min. 15 sec.
||29 min. 59 sec.
||Approx. 8 Mbps
|640 x 480 (VGA)
||10 hr. 22 min. 35 sec.
||Approx. 3 Mbps
*1 Using an SD Speed Class 10 / UHS-I compatible memory card.
• Recording stops automatically once the file size reaches 4 GB or the memory card becomes full.
• Recording may stop unexpectedly if a memory card with a low Speed Class is used.
- 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
- Video Out: NTSC/PAL
- Audio Out: Stereo
- Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B); direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
- Power Source: Battery Pack NB-11LH
- Shooting Capacity:
- Approx. 205 shots
- Approx. 290 shots in ECO Mode
- Video Recording Time: Approx. 45 min.
- Playback Time: Approx. 5 hr.
- Operating Temperature: 32-104°F / 0-40°C
- Operating Humidity: 10-90%
- PowerShot SX540 HS
- Neck Strap NS-DC11
- Battery Pack NB-6LH
- Battery Charger CB-2LY
- Lens Cap (with Strap)
- Leaflet Getting Started
- Width: 4.72"
- Height: 3.22"
- Depth: 3.62"
*One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
** Compatible with iOS versions 7.1/8.4/9.0, Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
***Compatible with Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1.
*** With the download of the free Canon Online Photo Album app. The images and videos utilizing Image Sync can be viewed and downloaded with your smartphone or tablet within 30 days