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

Canon PowerShot A1200

Winner
Canon PowerShot A1200

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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

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

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
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
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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
              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 G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $200

              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $112

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $230

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              $65

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

              Compact

              $132

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $99 - $200

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $870

              Screen size Larger screen
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              appearance

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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