Canon PowerShot SX540HS 20.3MP Digital Camera with 50x Optical Zoom (Black)

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Last updated on 3 December 2021 1:08 pm
  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS sensor with 20.3 MP (high resolution for large prints and image cropping)
  • ISO: 80-3200 sensitivity range (critical for obtaining grain-free pictures, especially in low light)
  • Image Processor: DIGIC 6 with 1 autofocus points (important for speed and accuracy of autofocus and burst photography)
  • Video Resolution: HD video with fully manual control and selectable frame rates
  • Connectivity: WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth built-in (useful for remotely controlling your camera and transferring pictures wirelessly as you shoot)
  • Lens Mount: EF-S mount compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses (crop-sensor mount versatile and compact, especially when used with EF-S lenses)

Specification: Canon PowerShot SX540HS 20.3MP Digital Camera with 50x Optical Zoom (Black)



Special Features

‎50x Optical Zoom with 100x ZoomPlus



Model Name


Product Dimensions

‎15.5 x 16 x 13 cm, 442 Grams


‎1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Item model number




Optical Zoom

‎50 x


‎Canon Inc.

Mounting Hardware

‎Camera, Battery Charger, AC Cable

Number Of Items


Display Technology


Standing screen display size

‎3 Inches

Display Type


Image Stabilization


Has Image Stabilisation



‎20.3 megapixels

Optical Sensor Resolution

‎20.3 MP

Connector Type

‎Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC



Min Focal Length

‎24 Millimeters

Video Capture Resolution


Batteries Included


Batteries Required


Battery Cell Composition

‎Lithium Ion

Continuous Shooting Speed

‎5.9 fps

Maximum Shutter Speed

‎1/2000 Seconds

Minimum Shutter Speed

‎15 Seconds

Form Factor


Flash Modes Description

‎Auto with slow synchro

Lens Type


Viewfinder Type


Has Self Timer


Country of Origin


Imported By

‎Xingchuang 2nd Rd, Binhu District, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China

Item Weight

‎442 g

8 reviews for Canon PowerShot SX540HS 20.3MP Digital Camera with 50x Optical Zoom (Black)

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  1. leszly007

    The warranty link on the page makes one believe that you will can get 1 year additional warranty (total 2 years) for this product. Stickers to the same effect are present on the product packaging as well.

    After I purchased the product and tried to register the item online for extended warranty, I got a message that extended warranty is not applicable on this model.


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  2. Amazon Customer

    I have heard people complaining about the viewfinder all but believe me being a beginner/ amateur photographer or if you are using it for general purpose, it won’t let you down. This thing is a monster and Image quality is fabulous.

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  3. Ravi Ranade

    The camera is average. Mainly the picture quality ( lens quality ) is poor. If you enlarge the image, then it blurs. Secondly, there are very limited shoot modes compared to other cameras. Even force flash mode is not available in standard Auto and other modes. You can have force flash ONLY in one mode.

    If you are looking for a good quality image quality, then don’t buy this camera. Don’t get attracted by price.

    The only plus point is high 50 x optical zoom and a somewhat lower cost. In fact I purchased looking at cannon name ( assuming a guaranteed good image quality ) and the lower cost. But not happy

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  4. Amazon Customer

    This camera is malfunctioning after about a month of use. The lens is not opening when I put on the switch & showing ” Lens error will shut down automatically restart camera” on the LCD screen. Kindly advise, what should I do to correct the problem, so that I can use the product again

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  5. Sagar Jambukar

    When I purchased this camera I was new to photography with such a type of camera. Now I am 2k+ photos experienced. Said that I would also state I am nowhere near even to say I know 1% of basics of photography. I just do it the way it pleases me.
    Some of my pics I have shared here. None of them is edited. Just captured in manual mode. With a range of settings control. This is show the versatility of the camera.
    Coming to the camera.. The pros and cons which I would mention in layman’s language

    1. You can take picture of cute smile of person sitting next to you and decently detailed photo of moon with the same camera without the issues of replacing the lens
    2. The cost is very cheap for the quality of pics its providing, given that you should know how to handle it and use its features to its best of ability.
    3. It captures the details of the picture very well. Refer the different pics linked alongwith this comment.
    4. With the help of Cannon app one can easily transfer photos from camera to mobile instantly, it uses mobile wifi to do it., so the speed of transferring is extremely good.
    5. One can start playing with following three settings to learn to take good quality pics in manual mode: 1) aperture setting, 2) shutter speed and 3) ISO. If you have time try to read about it on internet, else you can simply learn by changing it and observe what is happening. Else, auto mode is always there for those who don’t want to do it. Only thing is you are not always assured of the quality of the pics. The range of these settings are more in high end cameras which 8 out of 10 times we won’t feel its necessary.
    6. Lightweight: I feel, It falls in feather weight category of the cameras out there! At times when I am carrying its case I just press it and see to be sure whether the camera is inside it or not. This is a disadvantage with high end cameras since the lens weights adds up which makes it inconvenient.

    1. Only issue I felt was the maximum number of photos one can capture in a single charge is just 200! A normal dslr captures any where between 400-600 pics in once charge!
    But considering the price this short coming can also can be neglected. Else carrying an additional battery can sort that issue too.

    For all the beginners and photo enthusiasts out there who are not interested in shelling out too much bucks pick up this one and capture the beautiful moments around you. You won’t regret a bit.

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  6. Vibhor

    Bought this camera as a gift for a photography enthusiast friend of mine who used his 8 years old point and shoot camera and his smartphone for his photography and wasn’t ready to invest in a good DSLR. I just missed reading the fact that this camera is NON-RETURNABLE and is only replaceable within 7 days if the received product is dysfunctional.

    This is an awful camera choice if you really like taking pictures. Surely you can go for this if you “JUST” want to capture a decent photo and forget about it, as we already do with ‘more than decent’ camera available in our smartphones these days.

    Do not, I repeat, Do not fall for its super ZOOM functionality. It basically captures a big photo, crops it and displays it on the screen which looks good on the camera’s LED but looks very poor on a good display screen, even on a 5 inch mobile phone screen.
    All it appears to do is exactly what I could do in Lightroom, crop and enlarge the picture. And just like what happens in Lightroom, if you crop and enlarge too much it looks horrible.

    I don’t know if it is the digital zoom, the image stabilization, or some other factor, but this camera does not live up to modern digital camera standards. I own several Canon DSLR cameras and have used Canon for over 15 years but this purchase makes me leery of ever buying one again.

    To add to that it feels cheaply made compared to earlier models, like a toy. Get an extended warranty IMHO.
    Battery life is poor.

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  7. Ali

    This beauty sits in my Palm.

    I can surely compare this with mid or low range DSLR’s from Sony, Canon and other brands as well.
    It has got every feature i wanted.

    The Auto focus works faster and far better than the mid range dslr’s(20-35K).
    Look is elegant and soft.
    Size is equal to the compact cameras.
    It feels sturdy when you hold this in your hand,

    Video quality – 10/10
    Images – 10/10
    I am in love with this camera.

    P.S. :- Recommended to the Youtubers or Vlogger’s.

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  8. Rajiv Tillu

    Wanted a point-n-shoot camera with higher X as I am interested in birds and animals. Primary purpose was to have a camera to capture the moments and hence I was not interested in any DSLR with sophisticated features. This one fits the bill perfectly. Some sample progressive shots of moon craters are attached for ready reference. Worth the buy .

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