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
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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 28 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
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)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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
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
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.99 vs $246.09
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The best price we've seen is $146 cheaper (2.5x 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
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

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              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              A12001/1600s
              AX3001/1400s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              A1200None
              AX3003,200 ISO
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A1200None
              AX300Digital
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A120028 mm
              AX30033 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200720p @ 24fps
              AX300720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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
              Canon PowerShot A800

              Canon PowerShot A800

              Compact

              $228

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Size Smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Casio Exilim EX-Z35

              Casio Exilim EX-Z35

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A495

              Canon PowerShot A495

              Compact

              $99

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

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

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              $60

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Samsung ES75

              Samsung ES75

              Digicam

              $117

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Compact

              $109

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $169 - $180

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures

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

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