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 G11 and the ELPH 320 HS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W830 and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX220)

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) and has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5").

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$150

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

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Canon SD940 IS has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (august 2009 vs january 2014).

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
5 years newer
$169

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 4x
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

common strengths of the S7000 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 165 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$250

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 133 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (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 140 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 130 g vs 120 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
4 years newer
$118 - $128

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
4 years newer
$198 - $228

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 121 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
3 years newer

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much 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)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 133 g vs 120 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to pro digicam competitors the Canon SD940 IS has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 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 G11

Canon PowerShot G11
similar age

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the G11 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes

Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XQ2
5 years newer
$482

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

  • Built-in flashes

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
4 years newer

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

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
similar age
$263

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S90 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$504

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • 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

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
4 years newer
$1,606

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)

  • None found

common strengths of the G16 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 35 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 190 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 have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and is older (august 2009 vs february 2012).

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
2 years newer
$221

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • 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

  • Fairly 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)

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
1 year older
$240

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

  • Much 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
  • Heavier: 195 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SD790 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
4 years newer
$110

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Better wide angle: 26 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 120 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
similar age
$255

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SD980 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 150 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
6 months older
$180

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)
  • Light weight: 120 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"