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

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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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
 
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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
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
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 $56.61 vs $182.24
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The best price we've seen is $126 cheaper (3.2x 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 Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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
              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
              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"
              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 IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $100

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $189

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $400

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Samsung ES30

              Samsung ES30

              Compact

              $117

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

              Compact

              $132

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

              Compact

              $518

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A800

              Canon PowerShot A800

              Compact

              $130

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix V10 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix V10 Zoom

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              $65

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle

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              discussion

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