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

Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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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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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A1200:$89.00
              A2200:$73.75
              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
              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"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $87

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $98 - $170

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $127 - $130

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $180 - $400

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $150

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
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              Fujifilm FinePix A120

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $83

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $99 - $110

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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