Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1300 vs Canon PowerShot A1400

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Canon PowerShot A1300

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x30 mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A1200

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Lowest price Cheaper $89.00 vs $189.99
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (2.1x less)
Canon PowerShot A1200 Learn more about
the Canon A1200

Advantages of the Canon A1300

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Size Slightly smaller 95x62x30 mm vs 99x63x30 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 174 g vs 185 g
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Around 10% lighter
Canon PowerShot A1300 Learn more about
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A1200:1 fps
              A1300:0.8 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200:720p @ 24fps
              A1300:720p @ 25fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A1200:4x
              A1300:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $130

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $122

              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $375

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $74 - $89

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Compact

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $80

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $150

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix A120

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A570 IS

              Canon PowerShot A570 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $80 - $229

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $490

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $305 - $429

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P50

              Nikon Coolpix P50

              Digicam

              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen

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              discussion

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              Luxornet (7:38 PM, March 19, 2012)
              Something is wrong here!
              A1300 is better than A1200.
              Both camera has HD movie!
              See:http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_a1300#Specifications