Canon PowerShot SX540 HS 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)

Disclaimer

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

Footnote

¹ Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

¹ Depending on the image size selected.

¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.

¹ Some settings limit availability.

¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
³ Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.

¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts

¹ Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only