Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1300 vs Fujifilm FinePix AX300

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX300

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
28 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
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
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Wide angle Better wide angle 28 mm vs 33 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the A1200's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm AX300

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Digital vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Smaller 93x60x27 mm vs 99x63x30 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 3,200 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Lighter 168 g vs 185 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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 Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        A1200:None
        AX300:3,200 ISO
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        A1200:1 fps
        AX300:1.2 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
        A1200:None
        AX300:Digital
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        A1200:28 mm
        AX300:33 mm
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        A1200:720p @ 24fps
        AX300:720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        A1200:4x
        AX300:5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $80

        Canon PowerShot A800

        Canon PowerShot A800

        Compact

        $99

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Samsung ES30

        Samsung ES30

        Compact

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thinner
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Movie format Records lower quality movies

        Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $199

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot A1300

        Canon PowerShot A1300

        Compact

        $210

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $89

        Size Significantly smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

        Compact

        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

        Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

        Compact

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $200

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

        Compact

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 body only

        $999 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix AV200

        Fujifilm FinePix AV200

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle

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        discussion

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