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 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $209.93 vs $242.85
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The best price we've seen is $33 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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

              $199

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $143

              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $89

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              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
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Ricoh HZ15

              Ricoh HZ15

              Digicam

              $138

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $125 - $128

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

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

              Canon PowerShot A5

              Compact

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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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