As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350)

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), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (august 2009 vs february 2005) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 160 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, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
2 years newer
$166

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$199

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$220

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)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD400

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the SD400 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD400 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the SD400 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

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/3.5), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (106×63×33 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 233 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
2 years newer
$295

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 310 HS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
4 years newer
$165

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the 340 HS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 147 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)

  • 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

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS) (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS) (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS) and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 147 g vs 120 g

Canon ELPH 115 HS

Canon ELPH 115 HS
3 years newer
$99 - $119

Significant advantages of the 115 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 115 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 115 HS 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"
  • Light weight: 133 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
3 years newer
$200

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Much heavier: 233 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SX280 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 significantly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.4") and is significantly lighter (120 g vs 213 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), 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 significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$448

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

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 213 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 120 g

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$260

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 198 g vs 120 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S100 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very light: 198 g vs 120 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$349

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 217 g vs 120 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S120 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 217 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year newer
$400

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (100×58×30 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 193 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the S95 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×30 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very light: 193 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years newer
$260

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 198 g vs 120 g
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S110 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 198 g vs 120 g

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 (89×55×20 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($239.99 vs $749.00), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (120 g vs 555 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
2 years newer
$289 (body only)
$349 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the D3200 and SD940 IS

  • Inexpensive: $289.00 vs $239.99

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years newer
$495 - $649 (body only)
$581 - $649 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the T5i and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
5 years newer
$749 (body only)
$799 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 555 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the T6i and SD940 IS

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
4 years newer
$480 - $647 (body only)
$549 - $747 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the D5300 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 120 g

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 has a slightly 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 ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$250

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
similar age
$190

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly 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

  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 150 g vs 120 g

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer
$119

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 100 HS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
1 year newer
$179

Significant advantages of the A3300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the A3300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A3300 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 149 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 months newer
$209

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

  • Very small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
1 year older
$579

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly heavier: 195 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SD880 IS and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (94×57×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"