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

              $140

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $149 - $169

              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
              Sony NEX-F3

              Sony NEX-F3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $417 - $730 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

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

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $154 - $163

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $468 - $547

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $225 - $229

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Size Larger

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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