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Fujifilm FinePix AX350 vs Canon PowerShot A1200

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix AX350

40

Canon PowerShot A1200

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX350

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
28 mm
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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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
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
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 AX350

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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.00 vs $246.09
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The best price we've seen is $147 cheaper (2.5x 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

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              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              A12001/1600s
              AX3501/1400s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              A1200None
              AX3503,200 ISO
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A1200None
              AX350Digital
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A12001 fps
              AX3501.1 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A120028 mm
              AX35033 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1200720p @ 24fps
              AX350720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A12004x
              AX3505x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $569 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $248

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Fujifilm FinePix AX300

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300

              Compact

              $103

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ8

              Compact

              $198

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $111

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Significantly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $275 - $362

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $75

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera

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              Canon PowerShot A1200 Fujifilm FinePix AX350
              Canon PowerShot A1200 Fujifilm FinePix AX350

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