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

Canon PowerShot A1200 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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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 macro
Macro focus
3.0 cm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1200.

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
95×62×30 mm vs 99×64×30 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
              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
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200720p @ 24fps
              A1300720p @ 25fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A12004x
              A13005x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $87

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $330

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Kodak EasyShare C142

              Kodak EasyShare C142

              Compact

              $148

              Size Smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A560

              Canon PowerShot A560

              Digicam

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              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