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

Canon PowerShot A1200 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Canon PowerShot A1200

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Canon PowerShot A1300

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
28 mm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
28 mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A12001 fps
              A13000.8 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200720p @ 24fps
              A1300720p @ 25fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A12004x
              A13005x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $248

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $121

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300

              Compact

              $104

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ8

              Compact

              $198

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $100

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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              discussion

              Canon PowerShot A1200
              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