As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, pro digicams, compacts and digicams. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the IXUS 255 HS) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix F11 Zoom and the XQ2)

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 a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (august 2009 vs february 2005).

However, on average it is slightly more expensive ($299.00 vs $139.00), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
1 year newer
$139

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older

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 SD400

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4 years older

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 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 (129×101×78 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (120 g vs 485 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 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 18 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
6 years newer
$300 - $649 (body only)
$345 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 485 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 120 g
  • Inexpensive: $300.00 vs $299.00

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
4 years newer
$379 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 120 g
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $299.00

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/3.6) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
3 years newer
$418

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
6 years newer
$299 - $315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 4x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
6 years newer
$180 - $199

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$124

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

Canon IXUS 165

Canon IXUS 165
5 years newer
$164

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 SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
5 years newer
$164

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the SX610 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 slightly lighter (120 g vs 298 g) and is slightly less expensive ($299.00 vs $493.00).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps).

Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XQ2
5 years newer
$442

Significant advantages of the XQ2 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the XQ2 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the XQ2 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
5 years newer
$450

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

  • Built-in flashes

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$512

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"
  • 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

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
similar age
$615

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Larger screen: 2.8" vs 2.7"
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the G11 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
2 years older
$493

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the G9 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
4 years newer
$380

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the P340 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes

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 36 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (92×58×27 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 165 g).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), 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 february 2010).

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

Fujifilm FinePix F11 Zoom

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Significant advantages of the F11 Zoom (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the F11 Zoom (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the F11 Zoom and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact (92×58×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
2 years newer
$299

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly 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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810
2 years newer

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 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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
1 year older
$199

Significant advantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the SD1100 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 37 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.6"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 5.7 MP) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 1/2 of a second).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (august 2009 vs august 2016), is slightly more expensive ($299.00 vs $109.00), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and is less popular.

Kodak EasyShare CX6330

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the CX6330 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the CX6330 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the CX6330 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (103×65×38 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 225 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
7 years newer
$109 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (110×67×38 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 177 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 0.8"