As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, pro digicams and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot WX50 and the Cybershot DSC-RX100)

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 2.0"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 5 MP) and is newer (august, 2009 vs february, 2005).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 10 fps), lacks a built-in HDR feature, lacks built-in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$220

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: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
2 years newer
$210

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 3 cm

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
5 months newer
$220

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: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm

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)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the SD400 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD200

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the SD200 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD200 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the SD200 and SD940 IS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
6 months older
$300

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: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 3 cm vs 3 cm

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), is significantly smaller (ultra compact 89x55x20 mm vs compact 103x60x33 mm), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 229 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (4x vs 20x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
4 years newer
$149

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

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

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

  • Fairly small: Compact 100x58x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 147 g vs 120 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
4 years newer
$217 - $248

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
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact 96x54x25 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Light weight: 137 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
4 years newer
$109

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

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
  • Fairly small: Compact 95x56x23 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Light weight: 142 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
2 years newer
$129

Significant advantages of the A4000 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A4000 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A4000 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact 95x56x24 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Light weight: 145 g vs 120 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 4x
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact 111x65x34 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Much heavier: 243 g vs 120 g
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) and SD940 IS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
6 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact 103x60x33 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Much heavier: 229 g vs 120 g
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS3 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 89x55x20 mm vs compact 101x58x35 mm), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.4") and is significantly lighter (120 g vs 213 g).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm 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 @ 60fps) and has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$398 - $498

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 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)

  • Much larger: Compact 101x58x35 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 213 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Compact 101x58x35 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Very light: 213 g vs 120 g

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$218

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact 99x60x28 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 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 99x60x28 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Very light: 198 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact 100x59x29 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Much heavier: 217 g vs 120 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S120 and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Compact 100x59x29 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Light weight: 217 g vs 120 g

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years newer
$209 - $235

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact 99x59x27 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 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 99x59x27 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Very light: 198 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 150 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 is older (august, 2009 vs february, 2010).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
2 years newer
$220

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • 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

  • 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

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
  • Larger screen: 3.0" 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 100x53x23 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year newer
$125

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

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

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

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS
6 months older
$180

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

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 months newer
$219

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact 91x56x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
1 year older
$280

Significant advantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the SD1100 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact 86x54x22 mm vs Ultra compact 89x55x20 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens