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

Canon PowerShot A1400 vs Canon PowerShot A1200

Winner
Canon PowerShot A1400

40

Canon PowerShot A1200

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1400

Really small
Size
Compact 95x62x30 mm
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
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$123.31 vs $184.99
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The best price we've seen is $62 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              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

              $172

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              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 A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $350

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

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $178

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Compact

              $108

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1400 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $75

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $178

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $426

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Weight Heavier

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