As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, mirrorless, compacts, pro DSLRs and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS) and Nikon (such as the 1 J4 and the Coolpix AW100)

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 none).

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (august, 2009 vs february, 2010) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD1000

Canon PowerShot SD1000
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SD1000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD1000 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Lower true resolution: 7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the SD1000 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 3 cm
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the SD1000 vs the SD940 IS

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
1 year newer
$121

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 4 cm vs 3 cm
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot W530 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

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 ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 520 HS
2 years newer
$170 - $189

Significant advantages of the ELPH 520 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 520 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 520 HS and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 3 cm
arrow Compare the ELPH 520 HS 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

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 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps) and has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0").

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

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 S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$278 - $400

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S100 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 198 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the Powershot S100 vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
similar age

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S90 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 198 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the S90 vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years newer
$228 - $249

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 198 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the PowerShot S110 vs the 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

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/3.2).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't take 3D photos, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), is older (august, 2009 vs february, 2014) and lacks boost light sensitivity (none 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 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 - $148

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
4 years newer
$129 - $206

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.8
arrow Compare the ELPH 150 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
4 years newer
$114 - $164

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

  • None found

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
arrow Compare the ELPH 140 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
3 years newer
$116

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the IXUS 132 vs the PowerShot 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 thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 192 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,037k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 18.4 MP).

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

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"), 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 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
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

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
$235

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

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

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer
$110 - $180

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

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 93x55x19 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the ELPH 100 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
2 years newer
$169 - $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 SD960 IS

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS
6 months older

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

  • Fairly small: Super compact 98x54x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 145 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the SD960 IS vs the SD940 IS

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (ultra compact 89x55x20 mm vs professional size 145x106x79 mm), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (120 g vs 755 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
1 year newer
$699 (body only)
$450 - $1,182 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size 145x106x79 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm

common strengths of the 60D and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Professional size 145x106x79 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the EOS 60D vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years newer
$999 - $1,231 (body only)
$200 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size 145x106x79 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm

common strengths of the 70D and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Professional size 145x106x79 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the EOS 70D vs the PowerShot 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 slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
3 years newer
$599 - $600 (body only)
$599 - $620 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)
$389 - $506 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
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Canon 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