As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot N100 and the PowerShot SD790 IS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S3100 and the Coolpix P340)

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/3.2).

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, is older (august 2009 vs february 2011) 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
$230

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
$339

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 ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
2 years newer
$293

Significant advantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 530 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 less expensive ($199.00 vs $550.00).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), 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).

Canon PowerShot N100

Canon PowerShot N100
4 years newer
$411

Significant advantages of the N100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the N100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the N100 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $410.95 vs $199.00

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$550

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 larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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
  • Inexpensive: $550.00 vs $199.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$561

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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
  • Inexpensive: $561.04 vs $199.00

Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XQ2
5 years newer
$405

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"
  • 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $404.69 vs $199.00

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year newer
$188

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly 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
  • Very inexpensive: $187.96 vs $199.00

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
4 years newer
$616

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 larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the P340 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $616.26 vs $199.00

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/3.5), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (100×58×23 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 25fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (august 2009 vs january 2015).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much 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 ELPH 115 HS

Canon ELPH 115 HS
3 years newer
$129

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

  • Much 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 IXUS 165

Canon IXUS 165
5 years newer
$167

Significant advantages of the IXUS 165 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much 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

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 128 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
5 years newer
$160

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 25fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much 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)

  • Significantly 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

Ricoh CX6

Ricoh CX6
2 years newer
$574

Significant advantages of the CX6 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the CX6 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger: Compact (104×59×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the CX6 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×59×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
6 years newer
$209

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

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

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 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 toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to compact competitors the Canon SD940 IS records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly 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 SD790 IS

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
1 year older
$245

Significant advantages of the SD790 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly 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
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly heavier: 195 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SD790 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×57×21 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
$169

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

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
similar age
$255

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SD980 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$270

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
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps

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
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×57×20 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
$319

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps

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
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
6 months older
$319

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"
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the SD1200 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (86×55×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens