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|Your camera says a lot about you - and according to Canon's 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 menu ensures easy access to all its advanced Canon technology, where 12.1 megapixels, improved smart auto mode and 720p HD movies are just the beginning.|
|Model||Digital ELPH SD940 IS / Digital IXUS 120|
|UPC||0013803114997, 0689466092073, 0689466112733, 457153866418, 457153866425, 4960999649757, 4960999649801, 689466112733|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||12.1 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||3cm|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||28 - 112mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/1500 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||15 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Program|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200 (2Mpix), ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||3200|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.3 m - 4 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Types||1 x DC power input, 1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.5, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||H.264|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||720p HD Movie Recording, AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Automatic Face Tracking, Blink Detection, Brightness Control, DPOF Support, Digital Tele-Converter, Direct Print, Exif Print Support, Face Detection Self-timer, Histogram Display, Motion Detection, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Safety Zoom, Scene Detection Technology, USB 2.0 Compatibility, i-Contrast system (Intelligent Contrast Correction)|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Aquarium, Beach, Digital macro, Fireworks, Foliage, High sensitivity, Indoor, Kids & pets, Night snapshot, Portrait mode, Slow shutter, Snow, Stitch assist, Sunset, Underwater|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Color Accent, Color Swap, Darker Skin Tone, Lighter Skin Tone, Positive Film, Sepia, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||0.8 frames per second|
Very small; simple operation; very good photo, HD movie quality; HDMI out.
No optical zoom in Movie mode; mixed performance.
One of the best ultracompacts available, the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS nonetheless falls short of greatness in performance and photo quality.
Average review score based on 70 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I just received my Powershot SD940. Originally I had purchased the Powershot SD780, but when this one came out two days later I returned it. I liked the bigger LCD on the 940 rather than the 780's smaller LCD with an optical viewfinder. The 940 also has a 4x optical zoom compared to the 780's 3x optical zoom. Something else I had not noticed until I received the product is that the 940 has an updated menu system. The menus are laid out more logically and can display help menus to inform the user of the cameras functions and options. This feature is not offered on the 780. After owning both cameras, I would recommend upgrading to the Powershot SD940 unless you need an optical viewfinder.
The 940 offers better zoom, bigger LCD, updated menus, and stronger performance (I found that the menus operate more smoothly and with much less lag than the 780). These are both great cameras, and I should note that the 780 is a bit smaller and lighter. Unfortunately they both have rather flat buttons that are not raised above the surface which made it a bit hard to operate at first, but I quickly got used to it. I still STRONGLY recommended!
This camera is a good point and shoot camera. It also takes pretty decent videos, including in low light. However, it is a point and shoot - it can't really be used for anything else, and it has very few settings to play with. It is really small which I like, the LCD screen's pretty decent too. The buttons on the back are pretty hard to push - they're flat and not raised up, so they're pretty hard to find. It has trouble taking pictures in low light - they turn out pretty grainy, and the flash only reaches a couple feet. Overall, a good point and shoot, just don't think you can use it for anything else.