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

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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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

        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
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        A1200:1 fps
        AX300:1.2 fps
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

        Digicam

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $143

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $88 - $166

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A800

        Canon PowerShot A800

        Compact

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        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

        $250 - $400

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Lowest price More expensive
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $110

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

        Fujifilm FinePix A120

        Compact

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Pentax Optio I-10

        Pentax Optio I-10

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        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
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

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        Canon PowerShot A1200 Fujifilm FinePix AX300
        Canon PowerShot A1200 Fujifilm FinePix AX300

        discussion

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