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

Canon IXUS 105

Winner
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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
370 ms shutter lag
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
6,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

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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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
              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 A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $190

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $174

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $99 - $120

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $112

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $870

              Screen size Larger screen
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              Canon IXUS 105 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              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 IXUS 115 HS

              Canon IXUS 115 HS

              Compact

              $1,026

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $127

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

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