As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS 40 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, travel zooms, pro digicams, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Canon Digital IXUS 40's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot IXUS 145 and the PowerShot IXUS 170) and Nikon (such as the D750 and the Coolpix S7000)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 40 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.7 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
7 years newer
$300

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and Digital IXUS 40

  • None found

Canon Digital IXUS 70

Canon Digital IXUS 70
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 70 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 70 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • None found

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 70 and Digital IXUS 40

  • None found

Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

Canon IXUS 500 HS
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 500 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 500 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 500 HS and Digital IXUS 40

  • None found

Samsung L100

Samsung L100
3 years newer
$140

Significant advantages of the L100 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L100 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • None found

common strengths of the L100 and Digital IXUS 40

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 40 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs large (160×157×91 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.6"), is much lighter (147 g vs 1,340 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 24.3 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
10 years newer
$1,349 - $1,397 (body only)
$1,719 - $1,897 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 118k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much heavier: 750 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the D750 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Light weight: 750 g vs 147 g
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D4

Nikon D4
7 years newer
$5,575 (body only)
$6,344 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D4 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"
  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 2.4 fps
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the D4 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much larger: Large (160×157×91 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.6" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 1,340 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the D4 and Digital IXUS 40

  • None found

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
8 years newer
$1,269 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,415 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 2.4 fps
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size (149×112×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much heavier: 910 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and Digital IXUS 40

  • Built-in flashes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 40 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs compact (99×60×27 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
9 years newer
$246

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 147 g

Canon PowerShot IXUS 170

Canon PowerShot IXUS 170
10 years newer
$352

Significant advantages of the IXUS 170 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 170 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXUS 170 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 147 g

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
10 years newer
$278

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S7000 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Very small: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 165 g vs 147 g

Panasonic Lumix TZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
7 years newer
$392

Significant advantages of the TZ30 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the TZ30 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Larger: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the TZ30 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 206 g vs 147 g

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Canon IXUS 265 HS
9 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 265 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 265 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXUS 265 HS and Digital IXUS 40

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 147 g

Canon IXUS 150

Canon IXUS 150
9 years newer
$213

Significant advantages of the IXUS 150 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 150 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXUS 150 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 130 g vs 147 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 40 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is significantly smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs compact (102×58×38 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.5"), is significantly lighter (147 g vs 281 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 3") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,229k dots).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
8 years newer
$548

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.5" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 281 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and Digital IXUS 40

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
3 years newer
$883

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Larger: Compact (109×60×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 265 g vs 147 g
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DMC-LX3 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×60×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 40 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs standard size (127×94×48 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.9"), is slightly lighter (147 g vs 417 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps) and takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 24 MP).

Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4
9 years newer
$459 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J4 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 2.4 fps

Significant disadvantages of the J4 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the J4 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×60×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very light: 192 g vs 147 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Sony A7

Sony A7
9 years newer
$798 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 118k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Significantly larger: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 417 g vs 147 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A7 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Light weight: 417 g vs 147 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 0.8"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 40 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (147 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D
8 years newer
$1,440 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 700D (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 118k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the 700D (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 580 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the 700D and Digital IXUS 40

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
9 years newer
$394 (body only)
$459 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 118k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 480 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the D5300 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 147 g

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
9 years newer
$479 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 118k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 430 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the D3300 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 147 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 40 compared to compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS
8 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the A3500 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the A3500 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A3500 IS and Digital IXUS 40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-W710 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×55×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon IXUS 220 HS

Canon IXUS 220 HS
6 years newer
$260

Significant advantages of the IXUS 220 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 220 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXUS 220 HS and Digital IXUS 40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon Digital IXUS 75

Canon Digital IXUS 75
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 75 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 75 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 75 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×57×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon Digital IXUS 60

Canon Digital IXUS 60
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 60 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 60 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • None found

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 60 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Olympus mju Tough 8010

Olympus mju Tough 8010
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Tough 8010 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 8010 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the Tough 8010 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"