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

Fujifilm FinePix AX300 vs Canon PowerShot A1200

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix AX300

40

Canon PowerShot A1200

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX300

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1200.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Fujifilm FinePix AX300.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A1200

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 33 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1400s
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More than 10% faster max shutter speed
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
  1. Digital
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Smaller
93×60×28 mm vs 99×64×30 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$150.62 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $149 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
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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
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              A12001/1600s
              AX3001/1400s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              A1200None
              AX3003,200 ISO
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A1200None
              AX300
              1. Digital
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A12001 fps
              AX3001.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A12003.0 cm
              AX30010.0 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200720p @ 24fps
              AX300720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A120028 mm
              AX30033 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A12004x
              AX3005x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $144

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $87

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S610

              Nikon Coolpix S610

              Compact

              $148

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $155

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $849 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Compact

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Placeholder

              Polaroid iM 232

              Digicam

              Built-in flash No built-in flash

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

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              PowerShot A1200
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