Leica C-Lux vs Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs PowerShot SX540 HS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Specs


  • Introduced in June 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1″
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 – 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor
  • Zoom 24-360mm (15x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111.2 x 66.4 x 45.2mm³ (4.4″ x 2.6″ x 1.8″)
  • 340g (11.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for C-Lux

PowerShot SX540 HS

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 – 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1200mm (50x), f3.4-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 120.0 x 81.7 x 91.9mm³ (4.7″ x 3.2″ x 3.6″)
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX540 HS

C-Lux vs PowerShot SX540 HS: The sensors

The C-Lux features a 1″ sized sensor, while the PowerShot SX540 HS uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the C-Lux is a lot larger than the PowerShot SX540 HS’s chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Leica C-Lux

Leica C-Lux VS Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice


PowerShot SX540 HS

Larger sensor (5)

1″ Compact
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

10 6
Auto Focus points (4)

49 9
Better sensibility (4)

80 – 25600 ISO 100 – 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 0.46
Touch screen (2)

Better Video (2)

3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)

370 205
Weighs less (2)

(11.0 oz.)
(14.3 oz.)
More portable (2)

(21 cu.in.)
(57 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Leica are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the C-Lux is made easy by the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the PowerShot SX540 HS. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX540 HS: the more compact size.

The C-Lux scores 30 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX540 HS


PowerShot SX540 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

20.10 20.30

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS are the higher resolution.

Yields 5 points for the PowerShot SX540 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


PowerShot SX540 HS

Built-in flash

Image stabilizer


Leica C-Lux VS Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and PowerShot SX540 HS

C-Lux und PowerShot SX540 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und PowerShot SX540 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS


We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.