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
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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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 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 $73.75 vs $167.63
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The best price we've seen is $94 cheaper (2.3x 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 Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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
              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"
              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 A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $85

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $138

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $93

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $160 - $400

              Size Smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A800

              Canon PowerShot A800

              Compact

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

              Compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $148 - $169

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

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $90 - $115

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

              Compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $194

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

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

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              Canon PowerShot A1200 Canon PowerShot A2200
              Canon PowerShot A1200 Canon PowerShot A2200

              discussion

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