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

Canon PowerShot A1400

Winner
Canon PowerShot A1400

41

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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
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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
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $150

              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

              $200

              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 - $225

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $230

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $112

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $379

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A1400 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $100 - $159

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix 4100

              Nikon Coolpix 4100

              Compact

              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              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 ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

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

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