As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the ELPH 300 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LX7 and the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80))

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD940 IS compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is thicker (0.8" vs 0.7") 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)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD940 IS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W320 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 thinner (0.8" vs 1.6"), is slightly lighter (120 g vs 298 g) and is slightly less expensive ($283.38 vs $584.89).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots).

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
4 years newer
$894

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S120 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$522

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
4 years newer
$500

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the G16 and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
6 years newer
$379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
similar age
$585

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Heavier: 375 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the G11 and SD940 IS

  • None found

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) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

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 UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 9.4 fps).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
6 years newer
$198 - $199

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the SD940 IS)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 147 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon IXUS 135

Canon IXUS 135
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 135 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 135 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 135 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 134 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
4 years newer
$302

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 127 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800
4 years newer
$236

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots faster: 9.4 fps vs 0.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6800 and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 145 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the SD940 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 0.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the SD940 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and SD940 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
5 years newer
$189

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)

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

common strengths of the ELPH 350 HS and SD940 IS

  • Light weight: 147 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

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 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 is older (august 2009 vs february 2010).

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$261

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 300 HS and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
5 months newer
$190

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

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

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
1 year older
$199

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
  • Less zoom: 3x vs 4x
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the SD1100 IS and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (87×55×22 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
$317

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SD3500 IS and SD940 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (89×55×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens