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

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1400

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
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
Lowest price Cheaper $89.00 vs $176.51
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The best price we've seen is $88 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Canon A1400

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Size Slightly smaller 95x62x30 mm vs 99x63x30 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 174 g vs 185 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              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
              A1200:720p @ 24fps
              A1400:720p @ 25fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A1200:4x
              A1400:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $229 - $400

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $150

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              $78

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $233 - $274

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $309 - $342

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1400 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $64

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $99 - $109

              Size Significantly smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $80 - $88

              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $87

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              appearance

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              Canon PowerShot A1200 Canon PowerShot A1400

              discussion

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