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

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x22 mm
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Size
Really small
Compact 99x63x30 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
185 g
 
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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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        f/2.8
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        A1200:None
        A2200:6,400 ISO
        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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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 A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $75 - $126

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

        Compact

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $68 - $103

        Size Smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
        Canon PowerShot A1300

        Canon PowerShot A1300

        Compact

        $88 - $200

        Size Smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        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
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle

        Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S2500

        Nikon Coolpix S2500

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Super zoom

        $265 - $298

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon D1

        Nikon D1

        Pro DSLR

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
        Size Much larger
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $165

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Weight Slightly heavier

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