Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1400 vs Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 105

Winner
Canon IXUS 105

49

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Canon PowerShot A1300

33

Canon PowerShot A1300

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 105

Really small
Size
Super compact 91x56x22 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
6,400 ISO
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon A1300

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 25fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video but at a lower frame rate
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 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 105

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Size
Significantly smaller
91x56x22 mm vs 95x62x30 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.2"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
140 g vs 174 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$212.05 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $188 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A1300:0.8 fps
              IXUS 105:0.9 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              A1300:720p @ 25fps
              IXUS 105:480p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A1300:5x
              IXUS 105:4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $124

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $440 with 14-42mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus PEN E-P1

              Olympus PEN E-P1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $243 body only

              $377 with 14-42mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger

              Canon IXUS 105 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS

              Compact

              $242

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $278

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS

              Ultra compact

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO

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