As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS and the PowerShot SX700 HS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W220 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, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (august, 2009 vs january, 2012) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02
4 years newer
$84 - $90

Significant advantages of the S02 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S02 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization: Digital vs Lens
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the S02 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Digital vs Lens
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S02 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 520 HS
2 years newer
$159 - $175

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 SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$180

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

Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F
3 years newer
$96 - $98

Significant advantages of the WB30F (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the WB30F (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB30F and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the Samsung WB30F vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$180

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
$300

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)

  • Significantly 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

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).

However, on average it has a slightly 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 24 mm).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years newer
$230 - $249

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 198 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the PowerShot S110 vs the PowerShot 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

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
3 years newer
$290 - $400

Significant advantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LF1 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 192 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$449 - $451

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$331 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$305 - $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

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), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
4 years newer
$299 - $300

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

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
4 years newer
$149 - $180

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the SX170 IS and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the SX170 IS vs the SD940 IS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
4 years newer
$108 - $118

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

  • Can create panoramas in-camera

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
4 years newer
$179 - $204

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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
arrow Compare the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
4 years newer
$278

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon ELPH 115 HS

Canon ELPH 115 HS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the 115 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 115 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 115 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the ELPH 115 HS vs the 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 160 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), 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 january, 2012).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$199

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
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the ELPH 110 HS vs the SD940 IS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220
7 months older
$198

Significant advantages of the DSC-W220 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W220 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W220 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact 95x57x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
2 years newer
$130 - $250

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen

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 94x57x21 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the ELPH 320 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

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
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • 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
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the SD3500 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS
6 months older

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 98x54x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the SD960 IS vs the SD940 IS