As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, boutiques, pro digicams and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD1400 IS and the PowerShot SD1200 IS) and Nikon (such as the D3300 and the D3100)

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) and 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 SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$244

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

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$245

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
4 years newer
$88 - $135

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), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (105×61×27 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 188 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 20x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
5 years newer
$198 - $229

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 191 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SX610 HS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 191 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
3 years newer
$315

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SX280 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
4 years newer
$222 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger: Compact (104×61×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 188 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SX600 HS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×61×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 188 g vs 120 g

Canon IXUS 135

Canon IXUS 135
3 years newer
$182

Significant advantages of the IXUS 135 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 135 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

common strengths of the IXUS 135 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 134 g vs 120 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
5 years newer
$348

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 4x
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (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 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

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 prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($199.95 vs $469.00), is thinner (0.8" vs 2.9") and is much lighter (120 g vs 505 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
4 years newer
$452 (body only)
$399 - $547 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

common strengths of the D3300 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 120 g
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $199.95

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
6 years newer
$563 - $749 (body only)
$469 - $499 18-55mm lens

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 120 g
  • Inexpensive: $469.00 vs $199.95

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year newer
$529 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

common strengths of the D3100 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 120 g

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
3 years older

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 0.8"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs standard size (127×75×54 mm)), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is thinner (0.8" vs 2.8") and is significantly lighter (120 g vs 498 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year newer
$684

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots
  • Larger screen: 2.8" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the X100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly larger: Standard size (127×75×54 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 2.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the X100 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×54 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 0.8"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
3 years newer
$2,798

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly larger: Standard size (113×65×70 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DSC-RX1 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (113×65×70 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is significantly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (103×58×32 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.3"), is significantly lighter (120 g vs 217 g) and is significantly less expensive ($199.95 vs $575.95).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots).

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$576

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 217 g vs 120 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S120 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
4 years newer
$537

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×58×32 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 194 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the P340 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Compact (103×58×32 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to compact competitors the Canon SD940 IS has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), 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 and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
6 months older
$275

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
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the SD1200 IS and SD940 IS

  • Very 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 ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$285

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and SD940 IS

  • Very 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 PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 months newer
$180

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1300 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$300

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
  • Supports 24p

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 SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS
5 months newer
$190

Significant advantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much 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

  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
similar age
$254

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

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

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
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"