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"
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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS.

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"
Help
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
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1300720p @ 25fps
              A3300 IS720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $122 - $154

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

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

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $170 - $347

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Entry-level DSLR

              $376 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Nikon Coolpix S630

              Nikon Coolpix S630

              Compact

              $280

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $139

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Slightly slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $282

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

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