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, mirrorless and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 160 and the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S7000 and the Coolpix S02)

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 aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
2 years newer
$214

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

Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02
4 years newer
$276

Significant advantages of the S02 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S02 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S02 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 520 HS
2 years newer
$209

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 520 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$244

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 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 sensor shift).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 10.5 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$103

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

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
5 years newer
$129 - $227

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S7000 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon IXUS 135

Canon IXUS 135
3 years newer
$183

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly 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:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 135 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
2 years older
$340

Significant advantages of the SX100 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX100 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the SX100 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
4 years newer
$169

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

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

common strengths of the 340 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 image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs professional size (133×100×80 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($199.95 vs $429.99), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (120 g vs 570 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year newer
$430 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (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 T3i (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T3i and SD940 IS

  • Inexpensive: $429.99 vs $199.95

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($199.95 vs $617.95).

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").

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$618

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 S90

Canon PowerShot S90
similar age
$338

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S90 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $337.54 vs $199.95

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year newer
$280

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $280.00 vs $199.95

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
4 years newer
$440

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)

  • None found

common strengths of the G16 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $439.99 vs $199.95

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: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
4 years newer
$848

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs mid size (119×82×46 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.8"), is slightly lighter (120 g vs 396 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,400k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 15.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2
similar age
$205 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-P2 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-P2 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-P2 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (121×70×36 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 355 g vs 120 g

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10
4 years newer
$449 - $549 (body only)
$399 - $600 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M10 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.8" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 396 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the E-M10 and SD940 IS

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $199.95
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to compact competitors the Canon SD940 IS has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$264

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and SD940 IS

  • Very 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 SD1200 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
6 months older
$275

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
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the SD1200 IS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (86×55×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 120 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
1 year older
$550

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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 (94×57×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS
6 months older
$160

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

  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
similar age
$220

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the SD980 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD980 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$326

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 300 HS and SD940 IS

  • Very 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"