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
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
28 mm
Large screen
Screen size
2.7"
Really small
Size
Compact (99×64×30 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Screen size
Large screen
2.7"
Size
Really small
Compact (95×62×30 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
174 g

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
              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
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A12004x
              A13005x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $121 - $153

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $119

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              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 A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $198

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A420

              Canon PowerShot A420

              Compact

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $170 - $347

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Heavier
              Placeholder

              Kyocera Finecam S3L

              Compact

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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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