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

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Canon PowerShot A1300

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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

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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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
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Advantages of the Canon A1300

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Size 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
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A1200:$99.00
              A1300:$87.99
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.2"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200:720p @ 24fps
              A1300:720p @ 25fps
              Size Large Help
              A1200:99x63x30 mm
              A1300:95x62x30 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A1200:4x
              A1300:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $68 - $113

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $88

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $112

              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

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

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Significantly smaller
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $234

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P60

              Nikon Coolpix P60

              Compact

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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              discussion

              Canon PowerShot A1200
              PowerShot A1200
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              Canon PowerShot A1300
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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