Updated (January 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1200 vs Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200 vs Canon PowerShot A1200

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2200

47

Canon PowerShot A1200

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Thin
Thickness
0.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

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

Items often bought with the A2200 or A1200

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Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1200.
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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
94×56×23 mm vs 99×64×30 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
$75.00 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $225 cheaper (4x 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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A12001 fps
              A22000.9 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200720p @ 24fps
              A2200720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Compact

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $134

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $116

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

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $300

              Size Smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $260

              Size Smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $179

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $179

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO

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