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

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX300

Screen size
Large screen
2.7"
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
28 mm
Screen size
Large screen
2.7"
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 
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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 Significantly 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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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
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A1200:None
              AX300:Digital
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $180 - $400

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $150

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
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              Fujifilm FinePix A120

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Kodak Easyshare Sport C123

              Kodak EasyShare Sport C123

              Waterproof

              $67

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Thickness Thinner
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix F20 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix F20 Zoom

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung ES30

              Samsung ES30

              Compact

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix JX200

              Fujifilm FinePix JX200

              Compact

              $121

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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              Canon PowerShot A1200 Fujifilm FinePix AX300
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