As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the EOS Rebel T6) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 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 slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5") and is thinner (0.8" vs 2.1").

However, on average it lacks built-in panoramas, is older (august 2009 vs february 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$266

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 SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$270

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W380 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$266

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
4 years newer
$86 - $110

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 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 281 g) and is slightly less expensive ($239.99 vs $609.00).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm) and has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3").

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
6 years newer
$699

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
6 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$350

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S100 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $349.95 vs $239.99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
3 years newer
$648

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$426

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
  • Shoots RAW

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

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$449 - $499

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • 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

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($239.99 vs $499.00), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (120 g vs 485 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
6 years newer
$600 - $749 (body only)
$499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 485 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 120 g

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), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (101×59×22 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is thinner (0.8" vs 1") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 190 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 18x), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$99

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

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS
1 year newer
$228

Significant advantages of the SD4500 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the SD4500 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly heavier: 190 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SD4500 IS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Compact (101×59×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
5 years newer
$195 - $199

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • More zoom: 18x vs 4x
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 191 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SX610 HS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
3 years newer
$124

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly 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)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 133 g vs 120 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
4 years newer
$268

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 4x
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Compact (96×55×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very light: 137 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
4 years newer
$171 - $178

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 0.8 fps

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)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 121 g vs 120 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to compact competitors the Canon SD940 IS has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 months newer
$150

Significant advantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$275

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
2 years newer
$219

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"
  • 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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$275

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p

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
  • Very small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
similar age
$254

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SD980 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×53×23 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
$268

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