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20.3 Megapixels CMOS Sensor
A large 20.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor enables incrediable image quality even in low light situations.
50x Optical Zoom
Powerful 50x Optical Zoom.
100x Zoom Plus
100x ZoomPlus give you extra digital zoom on your camera.
Wi-Fi / NFC
With built in NFC & Wi-Fi its easy to share your images to your favourite social media platforms. You can also shoot remotely via your smartphone or tablet using the Canon Camera Connect App.
Full HD
Bring your memories to life as you experiance videos in Full HD quality
DIG!C 4+

Powerful DIGIC processing from the DiG!C 4+ processor.

HS System

The Canon HS system is fuelled by the processing power of the DIGIC 6, partnered an advanced High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor featuring larger pixels to capture more light and deliver sharp, detailed images

Designed for travelers wanting to zoom into their subjects with ease, you'll capture the beauty of your surrounds thanks to the amazing 50x (24-1200mm) zoom power of the PowerShot SX540 HS camera. High-magnification shooting is simple with the PowerShot SX540 HS thanks to its comfortable ergonomic grip to its advanced systems like Intelligent IS and Zoom Framing Assist, the PowerShot SX540 HS is designed to let you track your subject easily, and capture it with accurate focus and clarity. The quality of both your still images and breathtaking 1080p Full HD video will impress you, especially in low-light situations, due to a 20.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, which together create the Canon HS SYSTEM. Fully equipped with Canon's sophisticated wireless connectivity, so sharing your spectacular images and videos with friends, family and other devices is seamless and simple, the PowerShot SX540 HS is the ideal travel companion.

  • 50x Optical Zoom 100x ZoomPlus

    50x Zoom

    Capture quality images from a distance with the huge 50x Optical Zoom and 100x ZoomPlus lens.
  • Camera Connect App

    Camera Connect App

    Connect your camera to your Apple or Android device for remote shooting as well as easily download your photos.
  • PowerShot SX540 HS Zoom Framing Assist

    Zoom Framing Assist

    Detect and track the movement of your subject during high powered zoom.
  • Full HD Movies

    Full HD Movies

    In addition to stunning still images, you can record movies in Full HD quality so you can capture and relive those special moments
  • Advanced Image Processing

    Advanced Image Processing

    Powered by the latest DiG!C 6 Image Processor, which takes still and video image quality to a beautiful new level.
  • Creative Shot

    Creative Shot

    Expand your creative photography skills through applying a range of artistic presets such as toy camera or fish eye.




Barcode 4549292060102


Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels Approx. 21.1M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

Recording System

Max Recording Time* (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec, (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour
Focal Length 4.3 – 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 1200 mm)
Optical Zoom Optical 50x
Digital Zoom Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom
Other Zoom ZoomPlus 100x
Combined Zoom 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. 2.5-stop. 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/AE [6], Tracking AF
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock 0
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
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: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 , AUTO ISO: 100 - 1600


Shutter Speed 1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default), 15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

White Balance Type TTL
White Balance Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

Colour Matrix

Type sRGB


Screen Type 7.5 cm (3.0”) TFT, approx. 461,000 dots
Screen Coverage Approx. 100%
Screen Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Screen size 7.5 cm (3.0”)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 5.5 m (W) / 1.3 m – 3.0 m (T)
Flash Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
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


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, F
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

File Type

Still Image File Type JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Image File Size 4:3 - (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480 16:9 - (L) 4608 x 2592, (M1) 3264 x 1832, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360 3:2 - (L) 4608 x 3072, (M1) 3264 x 2176, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424 1:1 - (L) 3456 x 3456, (M1) 2448 x
Movie File Type MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
Movie File Size (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 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 sec, (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour
Compression Superfine, Fine
optional addon Linked to compatible smartphone

Other Features

Red-Eye Correction Yes
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes, , with Auto Rotate
Histogram Yes, , with Auto Rotate
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, Hi
Self timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom


Computer/Other Hi-Speed USB composite connector (Mini-B compatible). Other: HDMI Mini (Type-C) Connector A/V output, composite connector (PAL/NTSC)

Direct Print

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)


Storage Type Memory Card - SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)


PC Supported Operating system Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 [18] 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
Other Software 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

Physical Specifications

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 120.0 x 81.7 x 91.9 mm
Camera Weight Approx. 442 g (including battery and memory card)


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