As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, travel zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD880 IS and the PowerShot S120) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 and the Cybershot DSC-RX100)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to other ultra compact competitors the Canon SD940 IS doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (august, 2009 vs january, 2012) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm
arrow Compare the SD1400 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older

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)

  • Worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm
arrow Compare the SD780 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 520 HS
2 years newer
$175 - $179

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 520 HS and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 3 cm
arrow Compare the ELPH 520 HS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older

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)

  • Worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm
arrow Compare the SD780 IS vs the SD940 IS

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
3 years newer
$81 - $82

Significant advantages of the ST150F (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the ST150F (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization: Digital vs Lens

common strengths of the ST150F and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 3 cm
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the Samsung ST150F vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to boutique competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (4x vs 1x), is slightly smaller (ultra compact 89x55x20 mm vs mid size 111x64x40 mm), has image stabilization (lens vs none), much closer macro focusing (3 cm vs 10 cm) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.6").

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 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16.1 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
3 years newer
$719 - $1,097

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

  • Much larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Significantly less zoom: 1x vs 4x
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 3 cm

common strengths of the Coolpix A and SD940 IS

  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Mid size 111x64x40 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Light weight: 299 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix A vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

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 290 g).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs nikon CX 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 @ 60fps) and has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm).

Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1
4 years newer
$369

Significant advantages of the XQ1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the XQ1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the XQ1 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 206 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the Fujifilm XQ1 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$447 - $449

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
arrow Compare the S120 vs the SD940 IS

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$498

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 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

  • Light weight: 213 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$294 - $429

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S100 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 198 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the Powershot S100 vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
3 years newer
$419 - $499

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G15 (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 PowerShot G15 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly heavier: 352 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the PowerShot G15 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the PowerShot G15 vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
4 years newer
$798 - $799

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 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 III (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

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).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
3 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the SX280 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the SX280 HS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$124

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

  • None found

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
arrow Compare the ELPH 130 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
3 years newer
$114

Significant advantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the IXUS 132 vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
4 years newer
$299 - $350

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1920 x 1280 @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SX700 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the PowerShot SX700 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
3 years newer
$148

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX80 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
2 years newer
$177

Significant advantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W690 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

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 195 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (august, 2009 vs february, 2011).

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly heavier: 195 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SD880 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact 94x57x24 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the SD880 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS
5 months newer

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

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • 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 99x56x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the SD3500 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$214

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

  • Supports 24p
  • 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

  • Fairly small: Super compact 93x57x20 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 135 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the ELPH 110 HS vs the SD940 IS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$149

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

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

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 92x55x19 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 141 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the ELPH 300 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
2 years newer
$128

Significant advantages of the A3400 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the A3400 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A3400 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact 95x56x21 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 145 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the A3400 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD890 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD890 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 195 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SD890 IS and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the SD890 IS vs the SD940 IS