As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD40 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, digicams and travel zooms. The Canon PowerShot SD40's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Digital Rebel XSi and the EOS Rebel T5) and Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the Cybershot WX7)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Canon SD40 has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.6), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the SD40)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the WX7 (vs the SD40)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX7 and SD40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the SD40)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the SD40)

  • None found

common strengths of the 100 HS and SD40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD40 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (96×45×24 mm) vs professional size (130×100×78 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($139.00 vs $539.00), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (120 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the SD40)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 7.1 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the SD40)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.4" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 524 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and SD40

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 0.9"

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
7 years newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SD40)

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 7.1 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SD40)

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 480 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and SD40

  • Inexpensive: $337.37 vs $139.00

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
6 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the SD40)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 7.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 118k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the SD40)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 580 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the T5i and SD40

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD40 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (96×45×24 mm) vs mid size (120×67×45 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.8") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 285 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
7 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the SD40)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 118k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the SD40)

  • Thicker: 1.8" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the A6000 and SD40

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 0.9"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD40 compared to digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (96×45×24 mm) vs prosumer size (121×82×97 mm)), is newer (september 2006 vs january 2002), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.8"), is significantly lighter (120 g vs 590 g) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 3 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.6 fps vs 5 fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the S602 Zoom (vs the SD40)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S602 Zoom (vs the SD40)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (121×82×97 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 590 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the S602 Zoom and SD40

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD40 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (96×45×24 mm) vs compact (98×55×26 mm)), is slightly lighter (120 g vs 158 g) and is slightly less expensive ($139.00 vs $277.56).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP) and is older (september 2006 vs february 2014).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
7 years newer
$278

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the SD40)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the SD40)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and SD40

  • Very small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 142 g vs 120 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the SD40)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the SD40)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZR1 and SD40

  • Very small: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 158 g vs 120 g