Canon SX540 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon PowerShot SX540 HS? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the SX540 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS below.
In any case, the SX540 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was officially introduced on January 5th, 2016, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2884 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued, but there has not been a direct replacement model for the SX540 from Canon.
Canon's user guide for the SX540
The camera's user guide is 186 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the SX540 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Canon SX540 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your SX540 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Canon SX540 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Canon SX540 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the SX540.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the Canon SX540?
The camera has a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used in the Canon SX540 to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the SX540 with the DIGIC 6 image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Canon SX540?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 3200.
Does the Canon SX540 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Does the Canon SX540 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS.
|Camera Model||Canon SX540|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-1200mm f/3.4-6.5|
|Launch Date||January 2016|
|Launch Price||USD 399|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||20.2 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||5 184 x 3 888 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.18 μm|
|Pixel Density||71.80 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/60p Video|
|ISO Setting||80 - 3 200 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 6|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||461k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||5.9 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Battery Type||NB-6LH power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||205 shots per charge|
120 x 82 x 92 mm
(4.7 x 3.2 x 3.6 in)
|Camera Weight||442 g (15.6 oz)|
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