The Canon Digital IXUS 40 is mostly gets compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, travel zooms, super zooms, pro digicams, compacts and digicams. The Canon Digital IXUS 40's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 700D and the PowerShot A550) and Nikon (such as the D750 and the D3300)

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 (156×157×80 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1"), is much lighter (147 g vs 1,230 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 significantly 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
$1,419 - $1,697 (body only)
$2,197 24-120mm lens

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

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Supports 24p

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)
  • Significantly heavier: 750 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the D750 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 147 g

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
5 years newer
$5,831 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1D Mark IV (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 1D Mark IV (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Large (156×157×80 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,230 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the 1D Mark IV and Digital IXUS 40

  • Thin: 3.1" vs 0.8"

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
5 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,800 18-135mm lens

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 860 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the 7D and Digital IXUS 40

  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 860 g vs 147 g

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 (132×101×78 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (147 g vs 555 g).

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 1,040k 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
$1,430 18-55mm lens

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • 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

Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D
10 years newer
$476 (body only)
$699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 750D (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 118k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the 750D (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 555 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the 750D and Digital IXUS 40

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
9 years newer
$399 (body only)
$395 18-55mm lens

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • 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 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 1.8"), is slightly lighter (147 g vs 417 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it 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), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 24 MP).

Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4
9 years newer
$291 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
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 118k dots

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
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
9 years newer
$444 - $548 (body only)
$580 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 118k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.8" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A6000 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 147 g

Sony A7

Sony A7
9 years newer
$798 (body only)
$800 - $998 28-70mm lens

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 118k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 3.9 MP

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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel

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 (100×56×24 mm)) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

Fujifilm FinePix JZ100
7 years newer
$139

Significant advantages of the JZ100 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 3x
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the JZ100 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the JZ100 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Very small: Compact (100×56×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 129 g vs 147 g

Canon IXUS 150

Canon IXUS 150
9 years newer
$235

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

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 3x
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

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

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Canon IXUS 265 HS
9 years newer
$200

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

  • Much more zoom: 12x vs 3x
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

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

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
10 years newer
$287

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

  • Much more zoom: 20x vs 3x
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

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

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

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

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS
5 years newer
$273

Significant advantages of the SD4500 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much more zoom: 10x vs 3x
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SD4500 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD4500 IS and Digital IXUS 40

  • Very small: Compact (101×59×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 190 g vs 147 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 40 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs professional size (124×86×94 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.7"), is slightly lighter (147 g vs 589 g) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 23 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
8 years newer
$216

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 0.8"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the L820 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 147 g

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the Z990 MAX (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Z990 MAX (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Larger: Professional size (124×86×94 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 589 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the Z990 MAX and Digital IXUS 40

  • Fairly small: Professional size (124×86×94 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 589 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 much smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.6") and is much lighter (147 g vs 290 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs nikon CX 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 much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,229k dots).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
9 years newer
$569 - $648

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

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

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.6" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 290 g vs 147 g

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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel

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 significantly less zoom (3x vs 5x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon IXUS 220 HS

Canon IXUS 220 HS
6 years newer

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
  • Much more zoom: 5x vs 3x

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 210 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 210 IS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the 210 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much more zoom: 5x vs 3x

Significant disadvantages of the 210 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 210 IS and Digital IXUS 40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" 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"

Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the 110 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.8" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the 110 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 110 IS and Digital IXUS 40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the 980 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 14.6 MP vs 3.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 980 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Larger: Compact (98×62×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the 980 IS and Digital IXUS 40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Canon Digital IXUS 65

Canon Digital IXUS 65
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 65 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 65 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 65 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×57×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 40 compared to digicam competitors include: it is thinner (0.8" vs 1.7").

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 7.1 MP), is older (september 2004 vs january 2007) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot A550

Canon PowerShot A550
2 years newer
$248

Significant advantages of the A550 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A550 (vs the Digital IXUS 40)

  • None found

common strengths of the A550 and Digital IXUS 40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel