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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX300

Size
Really small
Compact 93x60x27 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
168 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Size
Really small
Compact 99x63x30 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
 
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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
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)
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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A1200:$89.00
              AX300:$79.95
              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
              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"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200:720p @ 24fps
              AX300:720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A1200:28 mm
              AX300:33 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A1200:4x
              AX300:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $150

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $119

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $177 - $199

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $187 - $400

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $370

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $169

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $647 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $80 - $88

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $140 - $240

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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