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

Canon PowerShot A2200

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2200

49

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Canon PowerShot A1200

37

Canon PowerShot A1200

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
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 $200.66
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (2x less)
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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

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

              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
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $170 - $190

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $230

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $194

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

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix A120

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $125

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $237 - $360

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Digicam

              $500

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $179

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $270

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $494

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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