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

Canon IXUS 105

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Canon IXUS 105

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Canon PowerShot A1300

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Canon PowerShot A1300

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Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 105

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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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
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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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 $218.90 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $181 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 Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A1300:0.8 fps
              IXUS 105:0.9 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              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 A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $159

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405 - $433

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $184 - $186

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $92

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $78

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $182

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $80

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $166

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $167

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon IXUS 105 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $108 - $263

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $255 - $800

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Compact

              $264

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $266

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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