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
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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 Much cheaper $182.24 vs $799.98
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The best price we've seen is $618 cheaper (4.4x less)
Canon PowerShot A1200 Learn more about
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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
the Canon A1300
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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
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              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A1200:1 fps
              A1300:0.8 fps
              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"
              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

              $174

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $166

              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Samsung ES30

              Samsung ES30

              Compact

              $89

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $330 - $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              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 A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $80

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $155 - $159

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix A500 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix A500 Zoom

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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              Canon PowerShot A1200 Canon PowerShot A1300

              discussion

              Canon PowerShot A1200
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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