Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

If all of this just looks like numeric jargon, you’re not far off, but you can more or less put it down to the SX420 IS being a longer reach version of the IXUS 180, while the SX540 HS is an improvement on that model in the processing and sensor.

There are also zoom changes, with the 24 to 1008mm sitting in the 42x optical of the SX420, while the SX540 HS is a good and proper travel camera, letting you get super close to a subject with a range of 24 to 1200mm. Yikes.

As for pricing, neither of these have actual tags for them — Canon doesn’t give pricing on cameras anymore in Australia — but you’ll find both of them in Australia from late-February to mid-March.