The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is mostly gets compared to boutiques, pro digicams, compacts and travel zooms. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD630 and the PowerShot SD1200 IS) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix X100s)

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs standard size (127×74×54 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 2.1") and is significantly lighter (120 g vs 445 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 2.8"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 6 fps) and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm).

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
3 years newer
$347

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Shoots significantly faster: 6 fps vs 0.8 fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly heavier: 445 g vs 120 g
  • Significantly thicker: 2.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the X100s and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×54 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 445 g vs 120 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (99×60×28 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is significantly lighter (120 g vs 198 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots) and much lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
4 years newer
$232

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly thicker: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 181 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the S200 and SD940 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×59×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 181 g vs 120 g

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

common strengths of the S100 and SD940 IS

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

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SD940 IS)

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

common strengths of the S110 and SD940 IS

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

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 160 g).

However, on average it has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SD630

Canon PowerShot SD630
3 years older
$239

Significant advantages of the SD630 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD630 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Lower true resolution: 5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the SD630 and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (90×57×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
6 months older

Significant advantages of the SD1200 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD1200 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SD1200 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (86×55×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
2 years newer
$332

Significant advantages of the A2300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A2300 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2300 IS and SD940 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 months newer
$250

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
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

Samsung TL210

Samsung TL210
4 months newer
$642

Significant advantages of the TL210 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the TL210 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Heavier: 177 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the TL210 and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS
5 months newer

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • 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
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)

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/3.6), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (89×55×20 mm) vs compact (100×58×23 mm)) and is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
5 years newer
$199

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the ELPH 350 HS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 120 g

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
3 years newer
$397

Significant advantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and SD940 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (97×56×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 144 g vs 120 g