Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1300 vs Fujifilm FinePix AX650

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX350

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
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 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 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
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

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

        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        A1200:None
        AX350:3,200 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
        AX350:1.1 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
        AX350:Digital
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        A1200:28 mm
        AX350:33 mm
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        A1200:720p @ 24fps
        AX350:720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        A1200:4x
        AX350:5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1300

        Canon PowerShot A1300

        Compact

        $170 - $400

        Olympus VG-170

        Olympus VG-170

        Compact

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $71

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

        Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

        Compact

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner

        Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $137

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $85

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Significantly smaller
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $74

        Size Significantly smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Canon PowerShot A800

        Canon PowerShot A800

        Compact

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Size Slightly smaller
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Fujifilm FinePix AX350 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix AX650

        Fujifilm FinePix AX650

        Compact

        $102 - $104

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Sony SLT A58

        Sony SLT A58

        Entry-level DSLR

        $448 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Fujifilm FinePix JX350

        Fujifilm FinePix JX350

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Smaller
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures

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        Canon PowerShot A1200 Fujifilm FinePix AX350

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