Canon Powershot SX540 HS Camera

The Canon Powershot SX540 HS is a powerful 20.3 megapixel super telephoto bridge camera with an extremely wide 50x optical zoom, blazing fast autofocus, smooth 60p Full HD video recording, and Wi-Fi & NFC connectivity.

  • 20.3 Megapixel Sensor
  • 50x Optical Zoom
  • Super Fast Auto Focus
  • Wi-Fi & NFC Connectivity
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Built-in Flash
  • 3 inch LCD screen
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Canon Powershot SX540 HS Camera features:

50x optical zoom

The long 50x optical zoom lens of the SX540 features a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-1200mm to enable you to capture everything from superbly detailed long-range wildlife close ups to great group shots and stunning landscapes.

Picture and video image stabilisation

The Canon PowerShot SX540 IS features an intelligent image stabilisation system that greatly reduces blur/shake in both videos and photos. This feature is essential when shooting distant subjects or during low light conditions.

Wi-Fi & NFC connectivity for easy file sharing and remote shooting

Connect to a compatible smart device with just one tap using Wi-Fi with Dynamic NFC for easy sharing. Use Image Sync to automatically backup new images to cloud services and capture great wildlife shots with wireless Remote Shooting from your smart device. The Wi-Fi Button offers a quick and easy shortcut to Wi-Fi functions.

Effortlessly keep track of your subject

It’s simple to keep track of distant subjects at high zoom. Simply press a button and Zoom Framing Assist quickly zooms the camera out of the scene - so you can relocate your subject - zooming back the moment it’s released. Improved Auto mode automatically zooms out when the subject leaves the frame and helps you keep them at a preset size.

Clear shots in almost any light

Day or night your images will be just as you remember them. Canon’s HS System and DIGIC 6 processor enables light sensitivities up to ISO 3200. This gives clearer results, even in low light, so it’s easy to capture the real atmosphere of precious moments without using flash or a tripod.

Stunning images with ease

Shooting great photos or movies is effortless with Smart Auto, which chooses the perfect camera settings for you – whatever the scene.

Full HD recording at 60 frames per second

Shoot realistic Full HD 60p movies with one touch of a button and keep footage steady at full zoom or on the run with Advanced Dynamic Image Stabilizer. Capture short, concise, 4, 5 or 6 second movies with Short Clip Movie or use Story Highlights to intelligently combine photos and movies into a movie album.

Enhance your creative skills

Surprise family and friends with your creative flair. Experiment with light entering the camera using Full Manual control to enhance your creative skills. Or use Creative Shot to intelligently capture five extra images of your original subject with various artistic effects.

Fast 5.9 fps continuous shooting

The PowerShot SX540 features a fast continuous shooting speed of 5.9 fps.

Comfortable, steady shooting

Designed with your comfort in mind, you can enjoy steady shots even at full zoom and shoot comfortably for longer periods thanks to a ergonomic grip.

0 cm Macro shooting

The SX540 features a short focusing distance of 0cm (from the lens) as well as dedicated macro image stabilising. This will enable you to effortlessly capture sharp images of small objects and fine details.

  • PowerShot SX540 HS Digital Camera
  • Battery Pack NB-6LH
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Lens Cap (with strap)
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11



1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 20.3M¹

Effective / Total Pixels

Approx. 21.1M

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour



DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology


Focal Length

4.3 – 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 1200 mm)


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


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




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


AF Assist Beam


Manual Focus

Yes, plus MF Peaking

Closest Focusing Distance

0 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro


Metering modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)

AE Lock


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



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





Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom.
Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto






7.5 cm (3.0”) TFT, approx. 461,000 dots


Approx. 100%


Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD



Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 s

Red-Eye Reduction


Flash Exposure Compensation

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

Flash Exposure Lock


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



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


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


Superfine, Fine


(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


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


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


Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge


Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)



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


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



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


HDMI Mini (Type-C) Connector
A/V output, composite connector (PAL/NTSC)


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



SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)


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



CameraWindow DC
Map Utility
Image Transfer Utility
Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices



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

Battery life

Approx. 205 shots
Eco mode approx. 290 shots
Approx. 300 min playback


Cases / Straps

Approx. 205 shots
Eco mode approx. 290 shots
Approx. 300 min playback


Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

Battery Charger CB-2LYE
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH


Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100
Canon AV cable AVC-DC400ST
Interface cable IFC-400PCU


Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

120.0 x 81.7 x 91.9 mm


Approx. 442 g (including battery and memory card)


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

Subject to change without notice.


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

Zoom - ¹ Depending on the image size selected.

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

AF Modes - ¹ Some settings limit availability.

Continuous Shooting - 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.

Movie Length - 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.

Computer/Other - ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit

PC & Macintosh - ¹ Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only

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