As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, pro digicams and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 160) and Olympus (such as the Tough TG-4 and the VG120)

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 aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 155 g).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Samsung Digimax i5

Samsung Digimax i5
4 years older

Significant advantages of the i5 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the i5 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the i5 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$240

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 SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$250

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
3 years newer
$228 - $302

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 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/3.6).

However, on average it has a slightly 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 slightly worse macro focusing (3.0 cm vs 1.0 cm).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
5 years newer
$159

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)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the ELPH 350 HS and SD940 IS

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$93 - $99

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

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$210

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 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 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

Canon ELPH 115 HS

Canon ELPH 115 HS
3 years newer
$95

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 115 HS 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: 133 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
4 years newer
$318

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

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
2 years newer
$329

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 310 HS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

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 ($239.99 vs $449.00).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm) and has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3").

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
5 years newer
$453 - $579

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

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

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
5 years newer
$299 - $329

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-4 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $239.99

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$449 - $565

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • 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 S90

Canon PowerShot S90
similar age
$599

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S90 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$426

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Shoots RAW
  • 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

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
4 years newer
$399 - $417

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Heavier: 356 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the G16 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

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 195 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), 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 and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Olympus VG120

Olympus VG-120
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the VG120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better wide angle: 26 mm vs 28 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the VG120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 7.0 cm vs 3.0 cm

common strengths of the VG120 and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$275

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS
6 months older
$160

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$240

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer
$140

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"
  • Supports 24p

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
  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
1 year older
$599

Significant advantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact (94×57×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens