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

48

Canon PowerShot A1300

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thin
Thickness
1"
 

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 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
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"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
95x56x24 mm vs 95x62x30 mm
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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 A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $550

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Thickness Is thinner
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $124 - $156

              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Thickness Much thicker
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $849 - $850 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $700 body only

              $1,699 with 28-135mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $117

              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Size Slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

              Ultra compact

              $268

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive

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