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

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x22 mm
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
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
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 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
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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

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        A1200:None
        A2200:6,400 ISO
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        A1200:1 fps
        A2200:0.9 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
        A2200:720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $140

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $80

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $149 - $169

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        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
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen

        Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1300

        Canon PowerShot A1300

        Compact

        $163 - $400

        Size Smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        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 A2200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $90 - $100

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly smaller
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $90 - $115

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Larger screen

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        Canon PowerShot A1200 Canon PowerShot A2200

        discussion

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        PowerShot A1200
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        Canon PowerShot A2200
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