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

Canon PowerShot A2200 vs Canon PowerShot A1200

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2200

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Canon PowerShot A1200

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Really small
Size
Super compact (94×56×23 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Light-weight
Weight
135 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact (99×64×30 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2200.

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
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
Significantly cheaper
$127.99 vs $349.99
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The best price we've seen is $222 cheaper (2.7x 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
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              A1200None
              A22006,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A12001 fps
              A22000.9 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200720p @ 24fps
              A2200720p @ 30fps
              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

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $85

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $202

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix A120

              Compact

              Weight Lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,249 - $2,499 body only

              $2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $139

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fastest shutter speed Slightly slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $150

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

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