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

Canon PowerShot A1400 vs Canon PowerShot A1200

Winner
Canon PowerShot A1400

39

Canon PowerShot A1200

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1400

Really small
Size
Compact (95×62×30 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.2"
Light-weight
Weight
174 g
Great macro
Macro focus
3.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Size
Really small
Compact (99×64×30 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.2"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1200.
Explore our gallery of 11 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1400.

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
Smaller
95×62×30 mm vs 99×64×30 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$119.04 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $181 cheaper (2.5x less)
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
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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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200720p @ 24fps
              A1400720p @ 25fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A12004x
              A14005x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $87

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $87

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

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              $494

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare C142

              Kodak EasyShare C142

              Compact

              $148

              Size Smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              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 A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A1400 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Size Significantly smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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