Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1200 vs Fujifilm FinePix AX300

Fujifilm FinePix AX300 vs Canon PowerShot A1200

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix AX300

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Canon PowerShot A1200

35

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

Items often bought with the Fujifilm AX300 or Canon A1200

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
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
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$152.01 vs $549.99
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The best price we've seen is $398 cheaper (3.6x 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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              A1200None
              AX3003,200 ISO
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A12001 fps
              AX3001.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A1200None
              AX300
              1. Digital
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200720p @ 24fps
              AX300720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A120028 mm
              AX30033 mm
              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

              $300

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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 PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

              Compact

              $930

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              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 S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Olympus Stylus 550WP

              Olympus Stylus 550WP

              Waterproof

              $205

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1

              Compact

              $170

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung ES75

              Samsung ES75

              Digicam

              $148

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

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

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

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