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Comparison of Canon PowerShot A540 and Sanyo Xacti DSC-S6 [S]ave

Canon PowerShot A540

Sanyo Xacti DSC-S6
ModelCanon PowerShot A540Sanyo Xacti DSC-S6
Manufacturer url
Model numberA540DSC-S6
Camera formatCompactCompact
Tripod mount+-
Length (mm)9093
Width (mm)4327
Height (mm)6461
Weight (g)180173
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Effective megapixels (MP)06
Sensor format1/2.5 inch1/2.5 inch
Sensor area (mm²)24.7124.71
Sensor width (mm)5.765.76
Sensor height (mm)4.294.29
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)2.052.05
Aspect ratio4:3, 3:24:3
Color filter type-RGBG
Sensor shift image stabilization--
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 1600 x 1200(1.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2272 x 1704(3.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2816 x 1584(4.5 mp 16:9)
  • 2816 x 2112(5.9 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
  • 1600 x 1200(1.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2288 x 1712(3.9 mp other)
  • 2816 x 2112(5.9 mp 4:3)
  • 3680 x 2760(10.2 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
Continuous-mode (fps)1.4-
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution-
  • 160x120
  • 320x240
Image Storage
Movie file formatAVI (Motion JPEG)QuickTime PhotoJPEG
Composite video out+-
Ntsc/pal switchable video+-
Video usable as viewfinder+-
Lens and Optics
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)35.00 - 140.0035.00 - 105.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)2.004.00
Zoom ratio (x)43
Aperture range (f)0.18 - 0.380.20 - 0.36
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)4510
Macro focus range (cm)5 - 455 - 70
Optical image stabilization--
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 4
  • 4
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus typeContrast detect9-point
Auto focus assist light+-
Manual focus++
ViewfinderOptical / LCDLCD
Viewfinder typeReal-image optical zoom-
Focus peaking--
Eye-level viewfinder+-
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)2.52
Rear display resolution (dots)85,00086,000
Articulating screen--
Max playback zoom (x)1057
Iso settingsAuto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800-
Auto iso mode--
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • custom
  • daylight
  • fluorescent
  • fluorescent h
  • tungsten
  • underwater
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • custom
  • daylight
  • fluorescent
  • tungsten
Shutter speed range (s)1/2000 - 151/1500 - 2
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 1.8EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modesEvaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot Metering (frame is fixed to the center)Average, Center-weighted, Spot
Program auto exposure+-
Aperture priority+-
Shutter priority+-
Full manual exposure+-
Creative exposure modesPortrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night SnapshotAuto, Sport, Portrait, Night scene, Landscape, Fireworks
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 10
  • 2
  • 10
Time lapse (intervalometer)--
High resolution composite--
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • auto
  • auto w/ red-eye reduction
  • flash off
  • flash on
  • flash on w/ red-eye reduction
  • auto
  • off
  • on
  • red-eye reduction
  • slow-sync in night scene mode
Flash range descriptionNormal: 1.5-11 ft./45cm - 3.5m (W), 1.5-7.2 ft./45cm - 2.2m (T); Macro: 1-1.5 ft-
Usable memory types
  • s
  • s
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support--
Included memory (MB)-15
Included memory type-built-in memory
Built-in wi-fi--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • usb 2.0 high speed
Pictbridge compliant+-
Dpof compliant++
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • dc input
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)1.61-
Camera penalizes early shutter press--
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)1.4-
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)999-
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.49-
Shutter lag (full af, tele) (s)0.49-
Shutter lag (manual focus) (s)0.33-
Shutter lag (full af, with flash) (s)1.41-
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.07-
Startup time (s)2.3-
Play -> record time (s)1.7-
Flash cycle time, full power (s)8-
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)360-
Battery form factor2 x AA2 x AA
Usable battery types
  • alkaline disposable
  • nimh rechargeable
  • alkaline disposable
  • nimh rechargeable
Batteries included2 x AA Alkaline disposable2 x AA alkaline disposable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)--
Included software
  • digital camera solution cd-rom
  • motion director se 1.1
  • quicktime 6.5
  • ulead photo explorer 8.5 se basic
Os compatibility
  • mac os
  • windows
Notes and features-Shutter button is touch-sensitive. Camera starts focusing as soon as your finger touches the shutter button

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