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
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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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 $187.09 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $213 cheaper (2.1x 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
Canon PowerShot A1300 Learn more about
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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
              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

              $189

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $166

              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $76

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Samsung ES30

              Samsung ES30

              Compact

              $117

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              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
              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

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $165

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $137

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $191

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              appearance

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              Canon PowerShot A1200 Canon PowerShot A1300

              discussion

              Canon PowerShot A1200
              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