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

Canon PowerShot A2200

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2200

50

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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
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
6,400 ISO
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
$100.00 vs $189.99
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The best price we've seen is $90 cheaper (around 50% 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
              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
              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
              A2200:0.9 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
              A2200:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $174

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $225

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $140

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

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $125 - $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

              $400

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $200

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SD750

              Canon PowerShot SD750

              Compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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              Canon PowerShot A1200 Canon PowerShot A2200
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