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

Really small
Size
Compact (93×60×28 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
28 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
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
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
3.0 cm vs 10.0 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
  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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$99.99 vs $349.99
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The best price we've seen is $250 cheaper (3.5x less)
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.2"
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Around 10% thinner
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

              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
              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
              AX300
              1. Digital
              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

              $123 - $155

              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

              $139

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly 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 A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $350

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $198

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A420

              Canon PowerShot A420

              Compact

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $119

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              $95

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $80

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $750 body only

              $1,049 with 18-135mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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              Canon PowerShot A1200 Fujifilm FinePix AX300

              discussion

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              PowerShot A1200
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