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

Fujifilm FinePix AX300

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix AX300

41

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Canon PowerShot A1200

37

Canon PowerShot A1200

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
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

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
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 33 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3 cm vs 10 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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$101.18 vs $200.66
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The best price we've seen is $99 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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
              A1200:1/1600s
              AX300:1/1400s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A1200:None
              AX300:Digital
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A1200:1 fps
              AX300:1.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              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"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A1200:28 mm
              AX300:33 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200:720p @ 24fps
              AX300:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A1200:4x
              AX300:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung ES30

              Samsung ES30

              Compact

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thinner
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $194

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix A120

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $124

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $170 - $228

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $237 - $360

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-140

              Olympus VG-140

              Compact

              $98

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Samsung ES75

              Samsung ES75

              Digicam

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418 - $420

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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

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