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

Canon PowerShot A1400

Winner
Canon PowerShot A1400

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Canon PowerShot A1200

37

Canon PowerShot A1200

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
 

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
$125.23 vs $200.66
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (around 40% 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
              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 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"
              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

              $400

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $65

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              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

              $194

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $170 - $190

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix A120

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $237 - $360

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Digicam

              $500

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot A1400 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $198

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $121

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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