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

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)

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
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Cheaper
$86.41 vs $189.00
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The best price we've seen is $103 cheaper (2.2x less)
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
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.2"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
149 g vs 174 g
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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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1300720p @ 25fps
              A3300 IS720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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 IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A560

              Canon PowerShot A560

              Digicam

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $190

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

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $153

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Entry-level DSLR

              $371 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $84

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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