Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1300 vs Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400 vs Canon PowerShot A1200

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Canon PowerShot A1400

39

Canon PowerShot A1200

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1400

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

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

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
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Advantages of the Canon A1400

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Size
Smaller
95x62x30 mm vs 99x63x30 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$119.61 vs $246.09
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The best price we've seen is $126 cheaper (2.1x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
174 g vs 185 g
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Around 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              A1200720p @ 24fps
              A1400720p @ 25fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A12004x
              A14005x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $248

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ8

              Compact

              $198

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $122

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Compact

              $275

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              Canon PowerShot A1400 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Size Significantly smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $118

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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