As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, pro digicams and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the IXUS 165 and the PowerShot SD3500 IS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LX7 and the Lumix DMC-LZ20)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it is thinner (0.8" vs 2.1").

However, on average it is older (august 2009 vs february 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

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 SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$225

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
4 years newer
$88 - $120

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 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/3.5).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (august 2009 vs january 2014).

Canon IXUS 165

Canon IXUS 165
5 years newer
$165

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 PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
3 years newer
$280

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

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the SX270 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L620

Nikon Coolpix L620
4 years newer
$198

Significant advantages of the L620 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L620 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the L620 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
4 years newer
$118 - $130

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3700

Nikon Coolpix S3700
5 years newer
$107 - $129

Significant advantages of the S3700 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S3700 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the S3700 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
2 years newer
$210

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 310 HS 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") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 298 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$553

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

Canon PowerShot N100

Canon PowerShot N100
4 years newer
$411

Significant advantages of the N100 (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: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the N100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the N100 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 a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (91×57×28 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 171 g).

However, on average it has a significantly 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 SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS
5 months newer
$99

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD900

Canon PowerShot SD900
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SD900 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SD900 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the SD900 and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810
2 years newer
$250

Significant advantages of the A810 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A810 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (95×62×30 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A810 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$300

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

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

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 (93×57×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
1 year older
$245

Significant advantages of the SD790 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SD790 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly heavier: 195 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SD790 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens