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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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"
              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

              $137

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $148 - $169

              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $74

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $80

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              $95

              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 A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $85

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A800

              Canon PowerShot A800

              Compact

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

              Compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $86

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $147

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $65

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

              Casio Exilim ZR-200

              Travel zoom

              $159

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Heavier

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              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