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
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
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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
Weight Slightly lighter 174 g vs 185 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $67.99 vs $85.00
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The best price we've seen is $17 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A1200:$85.00
              A1400:$67.99
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.2"
              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
              Size Large Help
              A1200:99x63x30 mm
              A1400:95x62x30 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A1200:4x
              A1400:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $84 - $200

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $74

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $88 - $110

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Compact

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $250

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1400 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $73 - $75

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $113 - $149

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $80 - $87

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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              Canon PowerShot A1200 Canon PowerShot A1400

              discussion

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