Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1200 vs Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400 vs Canon PowerShot A1200

Winner
Canon PowerShot A1400

38

Canon PowerShot A1200

35

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

Items often bought with the A1400 or A1200

galleries

Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1200.
Explore our gallery of 11 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1400.

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
95×62×30 mm vs 99×64×30 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$300.00 vs $549.99
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The best price we've seen is $250 cheaper (around 50% 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
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200720p @ 24fps
              A1400720p @ 25fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              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 A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $319

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $120

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $75

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

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

              Canon PowerShot A1400 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $116

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon IXY 200F

              Canon IXY 200F

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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