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

Canon PowerShot A1200 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Canon PowerShot A1200

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Canon PowerShot A1300

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Really small
Size
Compact 99x63x30 mm
Thin
Thickness
1.2"
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 28 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1200. Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1300.

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $122 - $154

              Lowest price Is much less expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $400

              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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $354

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Compact

              $300

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $198

              Lowest price Is much less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Size Significantly smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $237

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              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 A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Thickness Much thicker
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $700 body only

              $1,699 with 28-135mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

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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