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 S120 and the Powershot S100) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 and the Cybershot H70)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 5 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD400

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4 years older
$60

Significant advantages of the SD400 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD400 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD400 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 slightly lighter (120 g vs 298 g) and is slightly less expensive ($199.00 vs $649.99).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots).

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$650

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

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 S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$440

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S100 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very inexpensive: $139.00 vs $199.00

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$397 - $448

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
  • 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
  • Inexpensive: $396.69 vs $199.00

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
4 years newer
$650

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$444

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

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
  • Inexpensive: $444.45 vs $199.00

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
5 years newer
$389

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the G7 X and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $389.00 vs $199.00

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/3.4), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (100×58×23 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
5 years newer
$180

Significant advantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 350 HS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 147 g vs 120 g

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
5 years newer
$149

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"
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

common strengths of the S7000 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 165 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Canon IXUS 165

Canon IXUS 165
5 years newer
$153

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

  • Much 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)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 128 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$117

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much 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

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very light: 127 g vs 120 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 130 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$229

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

  • Much 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)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 133 g vs 120 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

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 record movies in 24p, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (august 2009 vs february 2011).

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$60

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
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps

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)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 141 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 months newer
$200

Significant advantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the SD1300 IS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
1 year older
$245

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

  • Much 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

  • Very small: Super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer
$155

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 100 HS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 120 g

Samsung ES70

Samsung ES70
7 months older

Significant advantages of the ES70 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the ES70 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No built-in flash
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the ES70 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×58×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 119 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
2 years newer
$221

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

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 320 HS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 145 g vs 120 g