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

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

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
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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

              $210 - $400

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $99 - $109

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $150

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $116

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $370

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $358

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A495

              Canon PowerShot A495

              Compact

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Leica C Typ112

              Leica C Typ112

              Pro digicam

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Weight Slightly heavier

              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
              Nikon Coolpix 4100

              Nikon Coolpix 4100

              Compact

              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $250

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              appearance

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              discussion

              Canon PowerShot A1200
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