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, compacts and digicams. 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 S9700 and the Coolpix S6800)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to other ultra compact competitors the Canon SD940 IS slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks a built in panoramas and doesn't take 3D photos.

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$290

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)

  • Worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
2 years newer
$200

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 3 cm

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$160

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$290

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)

  • Worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm

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 356 g) and is slightly less expensive ($267.95 vs $449.00).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2.0), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps) and has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0").

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years newer
$179 - $199

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
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Inexpensive: $179.00 vs $267.95

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$399

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

  • Light weight: 217 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
4 years newer
$449

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

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
1 year newer
$829

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly heavier: 401 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the G12 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$498 - $798

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 213 g vs 120 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
3 years newer
$228 - $230

Significant advantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LF1 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 192 g vs 120 g
  • Inexpensive: $227.99 vs $267.95

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).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1920 x 1280 @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700
4 years newer
$278 - $297

Significant advantages of the S9700 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S9700 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the S9700 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800
4 years newer
$147 - $157

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6800 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
4 years newer
$215 - $248

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
4 years newer
$279 - $383

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1920 x 1280 @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX700 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX30V (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX30V (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX30V and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
3 years newer
$586

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

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 prosumer size 124x98x75 mm), is significantly less expensive ($267.95 vs $496.95), is thinner (0.8" vs 3") and is much lighter (120 g vs 555 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 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
4 years newer
$439 - $497 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
  • Inexpensive: $439.00 vs $267.95

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
3 years newer
$449 - $549 (body only)
$549 - $550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (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
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Much thicker: 2.7" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SL1 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 2.7" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 407 g vs 120 g

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 years newer
$497 (body only)
$597 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (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 D5200 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size 129x98x78 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the D5200 and SD940 IS

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to compact competitors the Canon SD940 IS 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, 2011).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 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 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"

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS
3 years newer
$80 - $124

Significant advantages of the A3500 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A3500 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A3500 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact 97x56x19 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 135 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS
6 months older
$200

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"

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer
$125

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"

Nikon Coolpix S700

Nikon Coolpix S700
2 years older
$339

Significant advantages of the S700 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S700 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 6 cm vs 3 cm

common strengths of the S700 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact 89x53x23 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), is slightly smaller (ultra compact 89x55x20 mm vs standard size 102x82x68 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 4.9 MP) and is newer (august, 2009 vs september, 2001).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), lacks a built in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Olympus SZ-11

Olympus SZ-11
1 year newer
$248

Significant advantages of the SZ-11 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-11 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ-11 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix 5000

Nikon Coolpix 5000
8 years older

Significant advantages of the 5000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 5000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • Larger: Standard size 102x82x68 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm

common strengths of the 5000 and SD940 IS

  • None found