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 ELPH 160 and the ELPH 300 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S7000 and the Coolpix S3100)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 150 g).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, 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).

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 ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
2 years newer
$300

Significant advantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

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

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
1 year newer
$138

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

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 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), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$124

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

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
5 years newer
$219

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S7000 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
5 years newer
$113

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$225

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

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
3 years newer
$280

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SX270 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
6 years newer
$245

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

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 4x

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

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 289 g) and is slightly less expensive ($254.99 vs $649.97).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$437

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S100 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $436.99 vs $254.99

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
4 years newer
$699

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the G16 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot N100

Canon PowerShot N100
4 years newer
$460

Significant advantages of the N100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the N100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the N100 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $459.95 vs $254.99

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$650

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S120 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$529

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 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)

  • Significantly 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 is slightly lighter (120 g vs 160 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 has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$150

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 300 HS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS
5 months newer
$195

Significant advantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD3500 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS
6 months older
$155

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
1 year older
$180

Significant advantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the SD1100 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 months newer
$190

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Samsung TL220

Samsung TL220
similar age
$83

Significant advantages of the TL220 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • 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"