Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1400 vs Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

47

Canon PowerShot A1300

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Compact 95x56x24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thin
Thickness
1"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x30 mm

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Advantages of the Canon A1300

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon A3300 IS

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
Help
More than 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
95x56x24 mm vs 95x62x30 mm
Help
Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.2"
Help
Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
149 g vs 174 g
Help
More than 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

              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1300720p @ 25fps
              A3300 IS720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $246

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $118

              Thickness Is thinner
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $120 - $151

              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $248

              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Digicam

              $640

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $70

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Entry-level DSLR

              $369 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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