As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS and the PowerShot S110) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S01 and the Coolpix L620)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to other ultra compact competitors the Canon SD940 IS doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, lacks a built in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos and is older (august, 2009 vs january, 2012).

Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F
3 years newer
$89 - $99

Significant advantages of the DV150F (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DV150F (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization: Digital vs Lens
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 8 cm vs 3 cm

common strengths of the DV150F and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the Samsung DV150F vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Nikon Coolpix S01

Nikon Coolpix S01
3 years newer
$80

Significant advantages of the S01 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S01 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S01 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 3 cm
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S01 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 520 HS
2 years newer
$160 - $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
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Good 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

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
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Good 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

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
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Good 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 thinner (0.8" vs 1.6") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 290 g).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), 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
$220 - $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

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
4 years newer
$499

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)

  • Significantly heavier: 356 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the G16 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the G16 vs the SD940 IS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
4 years newer
$798

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III 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

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
3 years newer
$499 - $598

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly heavier: 353 g vs 120 g
  • Thicker: 2.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the x20 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$318 - $400

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/3.2).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), lacks a built in panoramas, is older (august, 2009 vs july, 2012) and lacks boost light sensitivity (none vs 6,400 ISO).

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
4 years newer
$98 - $129

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5
2 years newer
$108

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ5 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ5 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-SZ5 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
6 months older
$433

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS3 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
similar age
$223

Significant advantages of the SX120 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX120 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SX120 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
arrow Compare the SX120 IS vs the SD940 IS

Nikon Coolpix L620

Nikon Coolpix L620
4 years newer
$140 - $167

Significant advantages of the L620 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L620 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the L620 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L620 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

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 89x55x20 mm vs professional size 133x99x79 mm), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (120 g vs 570 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year newer
$499 - $774 (body only)
$200 - $617 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size 133x99x79 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the T3i and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Rebel T3i vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
4 years newer
$597 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size 124x98x75 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the D3300 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the Nikon D3300 vs the Canon 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 3.0"), 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, 2010).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$225

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

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
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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
$289

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

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
arrow Compare the SD880 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
6 months older

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)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SD1200 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact 86x55x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Light weight: 120 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the SD1200 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer
$180

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 100 HS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact 93x55x19 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the ELPH 100 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS