As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, pro DSLRs, boutiques and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the ELPH 100 HS and the ELPH 300 HS) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W300)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to other ultra compact competitors the Canon SD940 IS 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 SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$270

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 ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 520 HS
2 years newer
$189

Significant advantages of the ELPH 520 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 520 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 520 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 thinner (0.8" vs 1.8"), is slightly lighter (120 g vs 298 g) and is slightly less expensive ($239.99 vs $498.00).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$498

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 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 DSC-RX100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 3.0 cm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$549

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

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

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
5 years newer
$569 - $649

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)

  • Worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 3.0 cm

common strengths of the G7 X and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix P7700

Nikon Coolpix P7700
3 years newer
$450

Significant advantages of the P7700 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P7700 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Heavier: 392 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the P7700 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
4 years newer
$417 - $499

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
  • Inexpensive: $417.30 vs $239.99

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"
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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 $239.99

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/3.3).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), lacks built-in panoramas, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), is older (august 2009 vs january 2014) and is less popular.

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
3 years newer
$212

Significant advantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
5 months newer
$259

Significant advantages of the SX210 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX210 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 3.0 cm

common strengths of the SX210 IS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$215

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
  • 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

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$99

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

  • 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

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
4 years newer
$108 - $171

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and SD940 IS

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (august 2009 vs february 2002) and is much smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs large (144×116×81 mm)).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 3 fps), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.5mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism), doesn't shoot RAW and has a built-in lens.

Nikon D100

Nikon D100
7 years older
$1,201 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D100 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D100 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 780 g vs 120 g
  • Inexpensive: $1,200.88 vs $239.99
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), much closer macro focusing (3.0 cm vs 20.0 cm), is thinner (0.8" vs 2.6") and is significantly lighter (120 g vs 492 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 6 fps).

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
3 years newer
$850

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
  • Worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly larger: Standard size (127×74×54 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

common strengths of the X100s and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×54 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 0.8"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
2 years newer
$589

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse macro capability: 20.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
  • Significantly larger: Standard size (117×81×65 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.6" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the G1X and SD940 IS

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 4x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • 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 187 g).

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 is older (august 2009 vs february 2011).

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer
$152

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

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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$275

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
  • 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
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W300 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher true resolution: 13.4 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W300 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (94×59×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 3.0 cm

common strengths of the DSC-W300 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (94×59×27 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
$229

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

  • Very small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very 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)

  • Significantly 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"

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 months newer
$150

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

  • Very 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"