Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1400 vs Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

51

Canon PowerShot A1300

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1300. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS.

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
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A1300220 shots
              A2300 IS175 shots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $189

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $62

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $125

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Heavier
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $282 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper

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