As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, waterproofs and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS and the PowerShot SX700 HS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LX7 and the Lumix DMC-LF1)

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 aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 155 g).

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

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 520 HS
2 years newer
$175 - $179

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 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

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 slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps) and has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$370 - $398

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)

  • Heavier: 298 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and SD940 IS

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$498

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 213 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years newer
$230 - $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

Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1
4 years newer
$367 - $369

Significant advantages of the XQ1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the XQ1 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the XQ1 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 206 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the Fujifilm XQ1 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
3 years newer
$290 - $398

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

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$289 - $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

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Canon SD940 IS 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 922k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
4 years newer
$299 - $300

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

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
2 years newer

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 310 HS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.8
arrow Compare the ELPH 310 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS
1 year newer
$249

Significant advantages of the SX220 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX220 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX220 HS and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the SX220 HS vs the SD940 IS

Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB800F
3 years newer
$160

Significant advantages of the WB800F (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the WB800F (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB800F and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
arrow Compare the Samsung WB800F vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
4 years newer
$129 - $167

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 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$125

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

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).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
2 years newer
$329 - $567 (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
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

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 D3300

Nikon D3300
4 years newer
$547 - $597 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

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/4.0), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), is significantly smaller (ultra compact 89x55x20 mm vs compact 109x68x27 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and slightly closer macro focusing (3 cm vs 9 cm).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (august, 2009 vs february, 2014).

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
4 years newer
$299 - $330

Significant advantages of the D30 (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 D30 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • Much larger: Compact 109x68x27 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 218 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the D30 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the D30 vs the SD940 IS

Fujifilm FinePix XP10

Fujifilm FinePix XP10
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the XP10 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the XP10 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/4.0 vs f/2.8
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the XP10 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact 96x64x23 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP10 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 has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (august, 2009 vs september, 2008) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 185 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), 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 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$211

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 PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 months newer

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

  • Fairly small: Super compact 91x56x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the SD1300 IS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD550

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the SD550 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD550 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • Lower true resolution: 7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the SD550 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the SD550 vs the SD940 IS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer
$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 PowerShot SD870 IS

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SD870 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD870 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly heavier: 205 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the SD870 IS and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the SD870 IS vs the 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