• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SD940 IS
  • Ricoh GR II
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Predecessor:   Ricoh GR
GR vs GR II
Successor:   Ricoh GR III
GR II vs GR III
General
Model Number: SD940 IS GR II
Alternate Model Number(s): Digital IXUS 120 IS  
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $299.99 $699.95
Street Price: $299.95 $513.62
Date Available: 2009-09-15 2015-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 4.9 oz (140 g)
includes batteries
8.7 oz (248 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.5 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.
(90 x 55 x 20 mm)
4.6 x 2.5 x 1.4 in.
(117 x 63 x 35 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 16.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 4.81 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   80
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   23.6
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   13.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   1,078
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
4352 x 3264 (14.2 MP, 4:3),
3246 x 3264 (10.6 MP, Other),
3936 x 2608 (10.3 MP, Other),
3488 x 2608 (9.1 MP, Other),
2608 x 2608 (6.8 MP, 1:1),
2912 x 1936 (5.6 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1936 (5.0 MP, Other),
1936 x 1936 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
1280 x 864 (1.1 MP, Other),
1152 x 864 (1.0 MP, 4:3),
864 x 864 (0.7 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 720 (0.9 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit RAW (DNG), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.8 4.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p)
640x480 (30p/25p/24p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) MOV (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens GR lens, 7 elements in 5 groups with 2 aspheric elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112mm 28mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 20mm 18.3mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T) f/2.8 - f/16, with 9-bladed diaphragm
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 50 cm
1.2 - 19.7 in
10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a 43.0mm
Thread Type: n/a (Hood & Adapter GH-2 required)
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 35mm eq. crop mode
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection Contrast Detection: Multi AF, Spot AF, Pinpoint AF, Subject-tracking AF, MF, Snap, infinity, Face recognition priority (only in Auto mode); Continuous Focus point adjustment: Auto, User-Selectable, Center
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   Optional hotshoe mounted optical viewfinders
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   25600
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200* (*special scene mode) Auto, Auto-Hi, Manual ISO 100 - 25,600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Multi-P Auto, Outdoors, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent 1, Incandescent 2, Daylight FL, Natural White FL, Cool White FL, Warm White FL, CTE, CT, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1500 - 15 sec 1/4000 - 300 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 4.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center), Face Detect AE Multi (484 segments), Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist Effects modes (B&W, B&W (TE), High Contrast B&W, Cross-Process, Positive Film, Bleach-Bypass, Retro, Miniaturize, High-Key, Shift Crop, Clarity, Brilliance, Slight, Portrait, Vibrant and HDR Tone), Multiple Exposure (2-4 shots), Dynamic Range Correction.
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2, 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro Auto, Flash On, Slow-Sync, Manual, Auto Red-Eye Flash, Flash On Red-Eye, Slow-Sync Red-Eye
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 5.4
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1-13 ft./30cm-4.0m (W), 1.6-6.6 ft./50cm-2.0m (T) Auto ISO: 20cm - 3.0m
Max Flash Sync:   1/4000 (ext: 1/400)
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   12-bit RAW (DNG), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) MOV (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included 54.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional CA-2 wired release (via USB), or via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini-HDMI, DC input Micro HMDI (Type-D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.37 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.45
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 0.8 4.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   10
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   10
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.48 seconds 0.29 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.55 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.086 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.45 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.077 seconds 0.026 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.9 seconds 1.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.4 seconds 1.4 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 220 shots 320 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-4L Proprietary DB-65
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-4L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary DB-65 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM Software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Smart Auto, Face, Blink and Motion Detection, Intelligent Contrast Correction, HD Movies, HDMI Output. Available in Blue, Black, Silver and Brown. Updates compared to GR include built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, improved RAW burst buffer depth (10 frames vs 4), 6 new effect modes, max shutter speed now 1/2500s vs 1/2000s at F2.8, CTE white balance setting, C-AF in movie mode, pixel mapping, wireless flash support, etc.