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Canon PowerShot A1300

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x54x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
125 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A1300

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Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Battery life Longer battery life 220 shots vs 175 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Size Significantly smaller 95x54x20 mm vs 95x62x30 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.2"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 125 g vs 174 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $98.88 vs $175.99
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The best price we've seen is $77 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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.

              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
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A1300:220 shots
              A2300 IS:175 shots
              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
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $180

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $115 - $250

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $131

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $100

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $168

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P50

              Nikon Coolpix P50

              Digicam

              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A520

              Canon PowerShot A520

              Compact

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $74

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $80

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $126

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $101

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $600

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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