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
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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

              $400

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

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $76

              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 IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $166

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $147 - $248

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

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

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Samsung ES30

              Samsung ES30

              Compact

              $117

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

              Compact

              $132

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix A120

              Compact

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

              Canon PowerShot A1400 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $88

              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $137

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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              discussion

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