Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1300 vs Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

46

Canon PowerShot A1300

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Compact (95×57×24 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thin
Thickness
1"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Size
Really small
Compact (95×62×30 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
174 g

Items often bought with the A3300 IS or A1300

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differences

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
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
95×57×24 mm vs 95×62×30 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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1300720p @ 25fps
              A3300 IS720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $134

              Thickness Is thinner
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $75

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $300

              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $330 - $379

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $260

              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Thickness Much thicker
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $559 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $116

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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