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 PowerShot ELPH 110 HS and the ELPH 300 HS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FX65 and the Lumix DMC-FX3)

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), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 155 g).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (15 seconds vs 60 seconds).

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX65 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX65 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 520 HS
2 years newer
$150

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 520 HS and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$400

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)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD1000

Canon PowerShot SD1000
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SD1000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD1000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the SD1000 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

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/3.2).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), 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 ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
2 years newer
$295

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 310 HS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon IXUS 165

Canon IXUS 165
5 years newer
$139 - $145

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

  • 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)
  • Light weight: 128 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
3 years newer
$101

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

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

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 133 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
4 years newer
$172

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

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

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×58×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 147 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$237

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

  • Significantly better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 133 g vs 120 g

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
3 years newer
$585

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×56×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

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 356 g).

However, on average it has a slightly 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), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps) and has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm).

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS
1 year newer
$145

Significant advantages of the 500 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 500 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the 500 HS and SD940 IS

  • Inexpensive: $145.00 vs $267.95

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 3.0 cm

common strengths of the S95 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$330

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 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

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$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
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

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

  • Worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 3.0 cm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$314 - $349

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

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
4 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the G16 (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 G16 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Heavier: 356 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the G16 and SD940 IS

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to compact competitors the Canon SD940 IS records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$250

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • 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 (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 ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$295

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • 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

  • 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"

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
6 months older
$314

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
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the SD1200 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly 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 SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
similar age
$160

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

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

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
  • Light weight: 150 g vs 120 g

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
2 years newer
$223

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 320 HS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
2 years newer
$84

Significant advantages of the A2300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A2300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2300 IS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 125 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"