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

Fujifilm FinePix AX300

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix AX300

42

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Canon PowerShot A1200

37

Canon PowerShot A1200

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX300

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Fujifilm FinePix AX300 over the Canon PowerShot A1200.
 

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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
28 mm vs 33 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              A1200:None
              AX300:3,200 ISO
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              $65

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $400

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $174

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $200

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-120

              Olympus VG120

              Compact

              $150

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting No continuous shooting support
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Compact

              $109

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              $65

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix JX350

              Fujifilm FinePix JX350

              Compact

              $122

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle

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