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
Lowest price Cheaper $89.00 vs $149.95
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The best price we've seen is $61 cheaper (more than 40% 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
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              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A1200:$89.00
              A1400:$149.95
              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"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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

              $180 - $400

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $250

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix A120

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $150

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A570 IS

              Canon PowerShot A570 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot A1400 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $80

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

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $88 - $119

              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $64

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix 4100

              Nikon Coolpix 4100

              Compact

              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $122

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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              discussion

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