Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1300 vs Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200 vs Canon PowerShot A1200

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2200

49

Canon PowerShot A1200

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Really small
Size
Super compact 93x55x22 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Light-weight
Weight
135 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

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
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Canon A2200

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Size
Significantly smaller
93x55x22 mm vs 99x63x30 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.2"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
135 g vs 185 g
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Around 30% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.96 vs $194.99
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The best price we've seen is $95 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              A1200:None
              A2200:6,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A1200:1 fps
              A2200:0.9 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              A2200:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $175

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D40

              Nikon D40

              Entry-level DSLR

              $350 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $123 - $155

              Size Smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $350

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner

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