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Canon PowerShot SD940IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD (Silver) (OLD MODEL)

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  • 12.1-megapixel resolution; 28mm wide-angle lens with 4x optical zoom and Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Capture 720p HD movies; HDMI output connector for easy playback on your HDTV
  • Crisp 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD with wide viewing angle
  • Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined shooting situations
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Color Silver Black Silver Gray
Optical Zoom 4 multiplier x 5 multiplier x 12 multiplier x 8 multiplier x
Viewfinder fixed LCD fixed LCD None None
Max Resolution 12.1 megapixels 16.8 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Video Capture Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1280 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Image Stabilization Information not Provided Optical Optical Optical
Battery Description Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) Information not Provided Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11LH Lithium-Ion NB-11L rechargeable battery & charger
Display Size 2.7 inches 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches
Flash Memory Information not Provided SD, SDHC, SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Dimensions 0.8 inches x 3.5 inches x 2.2 inches 2.24 inches x 0.79 inches x 3.67 inches 2.27 inches x 3.93 inches x 0.88 inches 2.2 inches x 3.74 inches x 0.83 inches
Optical Sensor Resolution 12.1 megapixels 16.1 megapixels 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Optical Sensor Technology CCD CMOS CMOS CCD
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Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.2 x 0.8 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002LITT7E
  • Item model number: SD940IS Silver
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,137 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 19, 2009

Product Description

Color: Silver

Product Description

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Silver 3640B001 Digital Cameras

From the Manufacturer

Your camera says a lot about you--and according to Canon’s new PowerShot SD940 IS, you’re into hot design and cool technology. Emerging from your jeans pocket or purse like a sleek little jewel, the PowerShot SD940 IS makes a statement before you even take a picture. And the new menu ensures easy access to all its advanced Canon technology, where 12 megapixels, improved Smart AUTO Mode and 720p HD movies are just the beginning.

PowerShot SD940 Highlights

Canon PowerShot SD940 highlights
4x optical zoom in action
Never leave home without this sleek polished camera
It’s so easy to have the PowerShot SD940 IS on hand wherever you go. Sized to fit anywhere from your jeans pocket to your smallest handbag, you’ll never miss another photo op. All those imitators out there can’t begin to capture the design icon status of a Canon ELPH. New for the PowerShot SD940 IS: smooth lines and brilliant simplicity are rendered in four memorable metallics.

12.1-megapixel resolution, a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens with 4x optical zoom and Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer
Canon’s commitment to innovation defines the excitement of the PowerShot SD940 IS. 12.1-egapixel resolution is more than a number, it’s your cutting-edge link to the outstanding clarity and quality you’ve always wanted in your images. Think bold and big, because razor-sharp oversized prints are a breeze. Get the picture? It’s absolutely brilliant.

The PowerShot SD940 IS has a 4x optical zoom lens that makes it easy to get the inspiring, emotive close-ups that will make your images lasting keepsakes. This magnificent lens gives you the power to shoot distant subjects with razor-sharp precision and stunning lifelike color. So you can brilliantly capture a closer shot of a landscape, or a child’s big smile.

Canon PowerShot SD940 highlights
The PowerShot SD940 IS is equipped with Canon’s acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake--one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you’ll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is so convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.

720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output
Canon PowerShot SD940 highlights
The PowerShot SD940 IS lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1,280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD movies (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition monitor or TV. You’ll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal, plus the ability to display up to 130 thumbnails at once.

Large, crisp 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD with wide viewing angle
The PowerShot SD940 IS gives you a large 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD screen for excellent control when framing your shots. Canon’s PureColor System LCD offers spectacular color, resolution and contrast even when viewed at an angle. The screen is highly durable and easy to see in any light with a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light--a perfect feature for gathering friends and family around to see your images.

Canon PowerShot SD940 highlights
Improved Smart AUTO Mode intelligently selects the proper settings
Just set the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS to Smart AUTO and you’re ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture taking every time. It’s a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject, knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 22 specially defined settings. So whether you’re photographing flowers, a captivating sunset or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you’re getting dramatic, memorable images. Even if your subject is moving, Canon’s advanced detection technologies capture the action as it happens.

Shooting Modes
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 20 Shooting Modes, you’re ready for whatever shot comes your way.

Easy to use with built in hints and tips
PowerShot SD940 IS lets you focus on the fun and creativity of photography by making your shooting experience easy and intuitive. While you’re shooting, you’ll see helpful hints and informative tips for each function right on the PureColor System LCD monitor. Shooting information is in plain language--no advanced photographic knowledge required. And Canon has even made it easier to search for images on your computer by including the shooting date in the folder name.

What's in the Box

  • PowerShot SD940 IS Body
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-4L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LV
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC7
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400

Customer Reviews

The video quality is great, and the camera is so easy to use.
It is very small so can fit in and out of pockets and small purses easily.
M. Condello
It takes great shots in low light environments with no flash as well.
Juana C. Price

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

176 of 182 people found the following review helpful By "Gimpy" Peach Johnson on September 30, 2009
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
My last digital camera was a 3.1 MP Kodak EasyShare DX6340 -- a nice little point and shoot in its day, but that was seven years ago! Though it still works like a champ, I decided it was time to upgrade to something a little more compact that also offered better picture quality *and* HD video. I spent over a month shopping around, looking at Canon, Panasonic, and Sony models, and toyed with the idea of sacrificing small size (and HD video) to go with the new Canon G11. Finally, I settled on the new SD940 IS as a reasonable compromise between size, features, and picture quality. I'm very happy I bought this thing -- so far it has really impressed me!

This thing is TINY -- it's about the same size and weight as my old Motorola RAZR cell phone (when folded closed). Still, it feels quite solid. Despite the compact size, it delivers amazing performance. It boots up quickly, menus are snappy, and shot-to-shot delay is minimal. Picture quality is very good -- nothing extraordinary, but nothing to sneeze at either. I shot a number of test photos over the past couple days and I'm quite pleased. Macro mode shots are amazingly crisp and detailed. Outdoors in medium sun, I did notice some tell-tale "purple fringing" around high contrast areas (the dark green leaves of a tree against a white cloud had a discernible purple halo around them when I zoomed in on the image). I don't know that other P&S cameras of this size will necessarily do any better with the purple fringing, but I didn't find it to be too bothersome. On my monitor colors looked quite natural, not overly-saturated nor washed out. I tried some of the manual ISO settings and below 400 I didn't notice any grain or problematic fuzziness.
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142 of 153 people found the following review helpful By Kevin K. Fosler on December 31, 2009
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I have had many Canon cameras over the years, so I expected a lot from this camera. Prior to this one I had a SD880IS which was larger but had a really good design with a larger LCD and raised controls (not flush like this one).

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The main thing I don't like about the camera is that with the auto mode I got some blurry shots. That was indoor on auto with flash off while subject is not completely still.

I had much better luck in program mode. I think for what I was trying to do the "kids and pets" scene mode would have worked better.

I always take shots with the flash off because I want natural lighting so maybe I'm just expecting too much of the camera.

What I do like:

- Black color, very nice looking

- VERY portable. With the leather case I could keep it with me all the time. The leather case has a belt loop and fits the camera very well.

- HD movie mode, although it can get jumpy if you are indoors and moving around, so the camera needs to be very steady (using both hands helps a lot).

The menus are OK but I'd like access to ISO via a dedicated button rather than through the menus.

So, I am selling mine at a very low price. The other reviews, IMO, are accurate -- I am probably just expecting too much from this camera's auto mode.


I sold the camera today (1-11-2010). The camera I bought to replace it is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3. It produces much better pictures in Auto mode, produces consistently good pictures in other modes, has better HD video that is much more stable, and many other things that I prefer (including 12x optical zoom).
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76 of 81 people found the following review helpful By M A on September 29, 2009
Color Name: Black
Please do not be scared away from this camera because of the idiotic 1 star review over battery charging preferences. This is an amazing camera that takes terrific quality photos. The auto mode is fantastic. Just literally take out of the box and start to point & shoot and pictures are clear, lighting perfect ,etc. The IS function is great. This was lacking in my 750 (which I loved - but had to replace when I lost it). Also added HD video which is a nice touch. My videos are super clear and the sound is quite good as well. Setting it to Manual mode is quite fun and can really enhance pictures, especially low light and outdoor photos. The ISO settings aren't nearly as good as my now ancient Fuji F10 but just ok. However, this camera makes up for it with its incredible auto mode, lightweight feel and crisp clear photos. If you are looking for SLR quality then go buy one of those. If you are looking for a very portable camera that you can take with you everywhere and makes new meaning to the saying 'point-and-shoot', then this camera is for you. Don't miss any shots while trying to find the perfect settings. Set it to Auto and go! This camera will not disappoint.

PS. I have this one in the blue color. Be careful it scratches easily. Get a protective sleeve if you are concerned about that kind of thing. I however am more concerned with the quality of my photos. ;)
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Fleur on September 18, 2009
Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
Having finally decided that it was time to replace my reliable old Canon Powershot A95, I went ahead and bought this brand-new model, based on the fact that I'm already familiar with Canon products and I've liked what I've seen. The new camera definitely delivers, and I'm happy I chose this over a super-zoom model that wasn't anywhere near as compact.

Pros: Much, much less shutter lag than my five-year old model (not surprisingly!), very quick start-up and equally quick focus, sharp and clear photos, accurate color, and remarkably compact considering all the features -- fits easily into a pocket. The wide-angle is a bonus, although I haven't had a chance to play with it much yet. The software that comes with the camera is the updated version of the older software I had, and is easy to learn and use.

Cons: yes, the battery has to be removed to be charged, but this is a very minor inconvenience and is no different than previous models. However, scrolling through the menus to get to the various settings is a bit of a time-consuming drawback, mostly because I was used to being able to select modes directly from a scroll wheel on the older model.
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