Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1200 vs Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1200 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Canon PowerShot A1200

35

Canon PowerShot A1300

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

Items often bought with the A1200 or A1300

galleries

Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1200.

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
95×62×30 mm vs 99×64×30 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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200720p @ 24fps
              A1300720p @ 25fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A12004x
              A13005x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $300

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

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $260

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is much smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $319

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SD630

              Canon PowerShot SD630

              Compact

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $75

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Compact

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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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