As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, pro digicams and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S7000 and the Coolpix S9700)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (august 2009 vs february 2005).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
1 year newer
$139

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 SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older

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 SD400

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4 years older
$399

Significant advantages of the SD400 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD400 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD400 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 better image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($199.00 vs $514.95), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (120 g vs 570 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
6 years newer
$307 - $649 (body only)
$379 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 485 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 120 g
  • Inexpensive: $307.00 vs $199.00

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x
similar age
$380 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-x (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Shoots much faster: 4.7 fps vs 0.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the K-x (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much thicker: 2.7" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

common strengths of the K-x and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 0.8"
  • Inexpensive: $379.99 vs $199.00

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year newer
$515 (body only)
$752 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the T3i 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/3.4).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
5 years newer
$165

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 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 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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
5 years newer
$235

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S7000 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)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700
4 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the S9700 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S9700 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the S9700 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
4 years newer

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

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$149

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

  • 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 lighter (120 g vs 298 g) and is slightly less expensive ($199.00 vs $543.12).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years newer
$379

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$534

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$731

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S120 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
5 years newer
$543

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm

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

  • None found

common strengths of the G7 X and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
2 years older
$500

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the G9 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 160 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), 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).

Canon PowerShot SD970 IS

Canon PowerShot SD970 IS
6 months older

Significant advantages of the SD970 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SD970 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SD970 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (96×57×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 months newer
$119

Significant advantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

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

common strengths of the SD1300 IS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 120 g

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer
$149

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

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)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 120 g

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
2 years newer
$230

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 320 HS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 145 g vs 120 g

Fujifilm FinePix F11 Zoom

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the F11 Zoom (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the F11 Zoom (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the F11 Zoom and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (92×58×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$165

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

  • Very small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 135 g vs 120 g