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

Size
Really small
Compact 99x63x30 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
185 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x30 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
174 g
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
Lowest price Cheaper $89.00 vs $193.11
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The best price we've seen is $104 cheaper (2.2x less)
Canon PowerShot A1200 Learn more about
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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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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

              $177 - $199

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $143

              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A480

              Canon PowerShot A480

              Compact

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $233 - $274

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              $78

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix A120

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $128

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $160

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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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