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

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 28 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
95x62x30 mm vs 99x63x30 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$122.37 vs $549.99
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The best price we've seen is $428 cheaper (4.5x 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
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200720p @ 24fps
              A1400720p @ 25fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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 A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

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

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $198

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Size Significantly smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L14

              Nikon Coolpix L14

              Compact

              $250

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $400

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $280

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1400 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $85

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $85

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A560

              Canon PowerShot A560

              Digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

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

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