As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, pro digicams and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX720 HS and the PowerShot A3300 IS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and the Lumix DMC-LX7)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it is older (august 2009 vs february 2011) 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
$114

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
$199

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

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) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 30x), 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) and has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3").

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
6 years newer
$277 - $349

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 4x
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS 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)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
3 years newer
$292

Significant advantages of the SX270 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX270 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the SX270 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$133

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

  • None found

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
3 years newer
$448

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

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 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 $1,427.22).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$400

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: $399.99 vs $199.00

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
4 years newer
$1,427

Significant advantages of the G16 (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 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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$448

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

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $199.00

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$570

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: $569.99 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

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
4 years newer
$505

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: $505.13 vs $199.00

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 record movies in 24p and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
1 year newer
$198

Significant advantages of the A3300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the A3300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A3300 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$300

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

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

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
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer
$163

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
  • Much 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

  • 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 ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$170

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

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

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"

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

  • Fairly small: Super compact (86×55×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 120 g vs 120 g

Samsung TL220

Samsung TL220
similar age
$461

Significant advantages of the TL220 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the TL220 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the TL220 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×60×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"