As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, mirrorless, compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD1400 IS and the PowerShot SD780 IS) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (august, 2009 vs february, 2005) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 155 g).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$243

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$398

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$398

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm

Canon PowerShot SD400

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the SD400 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD400 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the SD400 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 520 HS
2 years newer
$120

Significant advantages of the ELPH 520 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 520 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the ELPH 520 HS and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 3 cm

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to pro digicam competitors the Canon SD940 IS has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps) and has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
4 years newer
$110

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Supports 24p
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S200 and SD940 IS

  • Inexpensive: $109.99 vs $267.95

Canon PowerShot N100

Canon PowerShot N100
4 years newer
$349

Significant advantages of the N100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the N100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the N100 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year newer
$429

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S95 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$349

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S120 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years newer
$249

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and SD940 IS

  • Inexpensive: $249.00 vs $267.95

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots).

Canon IXUS 135

Canon IXUS 135
3 years newer
$219

Significant advantages of the IXUS 135 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 135 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 135 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
3 years newer
$247 - $348

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and SD940 IS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
4 years newer
$281

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
4 years newer
$108 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS) (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS) (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS) and SD940 IS

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact 89x55x20 mm vs mid size 111x68x44 mm), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.7") and is significantly lighter (120 g vs 366 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP).

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
5 years newer
$873 - $938 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M3 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M3 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.7" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 366 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the EOS M3 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact 89x55x20 mm vs compact 95x56x24 mm) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 149 g).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 8 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$250

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact 93x57x20 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
1 year newer
$135

Significant advantages of the A3300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the A3300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A3300 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact 95x56x24 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
6 months older
$290

Significant advantages of the SD1200 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD1200 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the SD1200 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact 86x55x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS
6 months older
$170

Significant advantages of the SD960 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD960 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD960 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact 98x54x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 months newer
$200

Significant advantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the SD1300 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact 91x56x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110
3 years newer
$246 - $335

Significant advantages of the AW110 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the AW110 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger: Compact 110x65x25 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 193 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the AW110 and SD940 IS

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (ultra compact 89x55x20 mm vs professional size 129x99x77 mm), is slightly less expensive ($267.95 vs $399.00), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (120 g vs 480 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 18 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
4 years newer
$499 (body only)
$399 - $400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size 129x99x77 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 120 g
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $267.95

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
3 years newer
$399 - $549 (body only)
$499 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Much thicker: 2.7" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SL1 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 407 g vs 120 g