As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, pro digicams, compacts 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 Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 and the Cybershot DSC-HX100v)

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) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 155 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 have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
2 years newer
$119

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps

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

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 3 cm
arrow Compare the ELPH 530 HS vs the SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$250

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
  • 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
$109 - $117

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

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

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the ELPH 520 HS and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • 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)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD940 IS

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

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to boutique competitors include: it is significantly smaller (ultra compact 89x55x20 mm vs standard size 116x74x66 mm), significantly closer macro focusing (3 cm vs 10 cm), is thinner (0.8" vs 2.6") and is much lighter (120 g vs 558 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2.0), has slightly less zoom (4x vs 5x), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots).

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
3 years newer
$1,299

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Shoots much faster: 6 fps vs 0.8 fps
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Standard size 127x74x54 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 3 cm

common strengths of the X100s and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100s vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
4 years newer
$799

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Standard size 116x74x66 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Much heavier: 558 g vs 120 g
  • Much thicker: 2.6" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and SD940 IS

  • Great zoom: 5x vs 4x
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 3 cm
arrow Compare the PowerShot G1X Mark II 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/3.3).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, 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 920k dots) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$104 - $109

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 ELPH 330 HS

Canon ELPH 330 HS
3 years newer
$197

Significant advantages of the 330 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the 330 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 330 HS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.8
arrow Compare the ELPH 330 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon ELPH 115 HS

Canon ELPH 115 HS
3 years newer

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

  • None found
arrow Compare the ELPH 115 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
3 years newer
$115 - $149

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the SX160 IS and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the SX160 IS vs the SD940 IS

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
1 year newer
$229

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 961k dots vs 230k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S8200 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
4 years newer
$531 - $547

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • More zoom: 30x vs 4x

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 vs the Canon 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 thinner (0.8" vs 1.8") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 281 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), 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").

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years newer
$235 - $250

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$548

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

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$449 - $450

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

  • None found
arrow Compare the S120 vs the SD940 IS

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
3 years newer
$499 - $598

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly heavier: 353 g vs 120 g
  • Thicker: 2.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the x20 and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$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)

  • 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

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II
3 years newer
$698 - $746

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

  • None found

common strengths of the RX100 II and SD940 IS

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II vs the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to compact competitors the Canon SD940 IS records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.5"), 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
$165

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly 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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact 93x57x20 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the ELPH 110 HS vs the SD940 IS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$165

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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
  • Fairly small: Super compact 92x55x19 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the ELPH 300 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS
3 years newer
$97 - $108

Significant advantages of the A3500 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the A3500 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A3500 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact 97x56x19 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
arrow Compare the A3500 IS 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
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 100 HS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact 93x55x19 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the ELPH 100 HS vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD3500 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact 99x56x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the SD3500 IS vs the 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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact 98x54x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the SD960 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 professional size 130x100x78 mm), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (120 g vs 459 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year newer
$276 - $285 (body only)
$385 - $450 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size 130x100x78 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the T3 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 459 g vs 120 g
arrow Compare the Rebel T3 vs the PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
3 years newer
$499 - $500 (body only)
$599 - $743 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