As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 160 and the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS) and Olympus (such as the E-510 and the Stylus 1)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 160 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$245

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

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$339

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
2 years newer
$293

Significant advantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

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/3.3), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (106×63×33 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 233 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 20x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
2 years newer
$210

Significant advantages of the A4000 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A4000 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A4000 IS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Compact (95×56×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 145 g vs 120 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
5 years newer
$249 - $269

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 4x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 243 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon IXUS 165

Canon IXUS 165
5 years newer
$200

Significant advantages of the IXUS 165 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 165 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 165 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 128 g vs 120 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
4 years newer
$198 - $218

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 121 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
3 years newer
$245

Significant advantages of the SX270 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 4x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX270 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 233 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SX270 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($199.00 vs $599.99), is thinner (0.8" vs 3") and is much lighter (120 g vs 703 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Olympus E-510

Olympus E-510
2 years older

Significant advantages of the E-510 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the E-510 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (136×92×68 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

common strengths of the E-510 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (136×92×68 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 490 g vs 120 g

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
6 years newer
$324 - $749 (body only)
$350 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 485 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 120 g
  • Inexpensive: $324.00 vs $199.00

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
1 year older
$600 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×103×77 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the D90 and SD940 IS

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is thinner (0.8" vs 1.8"), is slightly lighter (120 g vs 298 g) and is slightly less expensive ($199.00 vs $557.99).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm) and has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$575

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$400 - $448

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
  • 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $399.99 vs $199.00

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
4 years newer
$700

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Heavier: 356 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the G16 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1
4 years newer
$500

Significant advantages of the Stylus 1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly heavier: 402 g vs 120 g
  • Thicker: 2.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Stylus 1 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $499.99 vs $199.00

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$350

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S120 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $350.00 vs $199.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
3 years newer
$598

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II 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 has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$349

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 months newer
$194

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

  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon IXUS 117 HS

Canon IXUS 117 HS
1 year newer
$186

Significant advantages of the IXUS 117 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 117 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 117 HS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
6 years newer
$133

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 119 g vs 120 g

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$300

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 300 HS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
2 years newer
$145

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (96×60×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the L25 and SD940 IS

  • None found