As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, mirrorless, travel zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS and the ELPH 300 HS) and Sony (such as the Cybershot WX7 and the Alpha A5000)

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).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks a built in HDR feature, lacks a built in panoramas and doesn't take 3D photos.

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm
arrow Compare the SD1400 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm
arrow Compare the SD780 IS vs the SD940 IS

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
2 years newer
$210

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 3 cm
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD770 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD770 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SD770 IS and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm
arrow Compare the SD770 IS vs the SD940 IS

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 thinner (0.8" vs 3") and is much lighter (120 g vs 505 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 24.2 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year newer
$499 - $648 (body only)
$200 - $570 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (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
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size 133x99x79 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the T3i and SD940 IS

  • Inexpensive: $199.95 vs $399.99
arrow Compare the Rebel T3i vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
4 years newer
$547 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
arrow Compare the Nikon D3300 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
3 years newer
$599 - $600 (body only)
$599 - $610 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
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • 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
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 407 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the Rebel SL1 vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
2 years newer
$319 (body only)
$477 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size 125x96x76 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the D3200 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 120 g
  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $399.99
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
4 months older
$999 (body only)
$746 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 20fps 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 T1i (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much thicker: 2.4" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the T1i and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 520 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the Rebel T1i vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

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).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps) and has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0").

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10
3 years newer
$176 - $399

Significant advantages of the XZ-10 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-10 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the XZ-10 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Olympus Stylus XZ-10 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
3 years newer
$420 - $449

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G15 (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 PowerShot G15 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly heavier: 352 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the PowerShot G15 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the PowerShot G15 vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
3 years newer
$280 - $379

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
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$348 - $370

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$447 - $449

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
arrow Compare the S120 vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
4 years newer
$499

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
arrow Compare the G16 vs the SD940 IS

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is slightly smaller (ultra compact 89x55x20 mm vs mid size 139x80x37 mm), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.4"), is significantly lighter (120 g vs 591 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,037k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs rangefinder), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 18.4 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
4 years newer
$448 - $450 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Thicker: 1.4" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A5000 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact 109x62x35 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A5000 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4
4 years newer
$497 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J4 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 0.8 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the J4 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the J4 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact 99x60x28 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Light weight: 192 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the Nikon 1 J4 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Leica M8.2

Leica M8.2
1 year older

Significant advantages of the M8.2 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Rangefinder vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the M8.2 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much heavier: 591 g vs 120 g
  • Significantly larger: Mid size 139x80x37 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm

common strengths of the M8.2 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Leica M8.2 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

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/3.8).

However, on average it 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 3.0"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$125 - $128

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

  • None found

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
arrow Compare the ELPH 130 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
4 years newer
$199 - $259

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1920 x 1280 @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the SX600 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the PowerShot SX600 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
4 years newer
$299 - $350

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
arrow Compare the PowerShot SX700 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
3 years newer
$134 - $158

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX80 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

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 195 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$200

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 135 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the ELPH 110 HS vs the SD940 IS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$220

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 300 HS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact 92x55x19 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 141 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the ELPH 300 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly heavier: 195 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SD880 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact 94x57x24 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the SD880 IS vs the SD940 IS

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
1 year newer
$176

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the WX7 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX7 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Super compact 94x56x19 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 139 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
2 years newer
$160 - $250

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen

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 94x57x21 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 145 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the ELPH 320 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD950 IS

Canon PowerShot SD950 IS
2 years older
$800

Significant advantages of the SD950 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD950 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact 96x60x28 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 205 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SD950 IS and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the SD950 IS vs the SD940 IS