As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, pro digicams, compacts and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 160 and the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S3100 and the Coolpix S7000)

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 has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5").

However, on average it is older (august 2009 vs february 2010) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
1 year newer
$138

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 SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$220

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
$235

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 SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$235

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

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), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$123

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
3 years newer
$139

Significant advantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
5 years newer
$160 - $225

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS 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: 141 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$258

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"
  • Light weight: 133 g vs 120 g

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
3 years newer
$455

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • 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

  • Very small: Super compact (97×56×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 144 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
5 years newer
$160 - $209

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)

  • 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)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 147 g vs 120 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($254.99 vs $635.38).

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/1.8), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps) and has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

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
  • Inexpensive: $199.95 vs $254.99

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year newer
$462

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S95 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $461.51 vs $254.99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$635

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

  • Much 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
5 years newer
$836 - $898

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$398

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots

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: $398.00 vs $254.99

Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XQ2
5 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the XQ2 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $254.99

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 195 g).

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 january 2010).

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer
$125

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

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
1 year older
$550

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)

  • Heavier: 195 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SD880 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (94×57×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

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

common strengths of the ES70 and SD940 IS

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

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
1 year older

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
  • Heavier: 195 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SD790 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

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
  • Significantly 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

  • Fairly 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"

Olympus FE-4030

Olympus FE-4030
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the FE-4030 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the FE-4030 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the FE-4030 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 146 g vs 120 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (august 2009 vs may 2007) and is thinner (0.8" vs 3.9").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 30x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks built-in panoramas, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
2 years older
$379

Significant advantages of the S5 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S5 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (117×80×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

common strengths of the S5 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (117×80×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 120 g

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000
1 year newer
$277

Significant advantages of the S4000 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S4000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much thicker: 3.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S4000 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 120 g
  • Inexpensive: $276.99 vs $254.99