As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot S120 and the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS) and Samsung (such as the TL220 and the TL210)

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"), is newer (august 2009 vs february 2009) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 160 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$239

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 SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$239

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 SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$220

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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly lighter (120 g vs 298 g) and is slightly less expensive ($199.00 vs $575.49).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm) and has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3").

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$600

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

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
similar age
$444

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Heavier: 375 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the G11 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $443.95 vs $199.00

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

Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XQ2
5 years newer
$405

Significant advantages of the XQ2 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the XQ2 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the XQ2 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $404.69 vs $199.00

Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Typ112 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Typ112 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Typ112 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
6 years newer
$428 - $429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $428.14 vs $199.00

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) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 30x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
5 years newer
$120

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
4 years newer
$309 - $349

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX700 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon IXUS 165

Canon IXUS 165
5 years newer
$199

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

  • None found

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
3 years newer
$747

Significant advantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
6 years newer
$268 - $329

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 4x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

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

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to compact competitors include: it is slightly lighter (120 g vs 160 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.5"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung TL220

Samsung TL220
similar age
$246

Significant advantages of the TL220 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the TL220 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the TL220 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×60×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$329

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 SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS
5 months newer
$159

Significant advantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD3500 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer
$160

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 100 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"

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$319

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"

Samsung TL210

Samsung TL210
4 months newer
$220

Significant advantages of the TL210 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly 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 TL210 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Heavier: 177 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the TL210 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

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 (89×55×20 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($199.00 vs $426.99), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (120 g vs 485 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 much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year newer
$427 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the T3 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 459 g vs 120 g
  • Inexpensive: $426.99 vs $199.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
6 years newer
$325 - $749 (body only)
$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: $325.00 vs $199.00