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

Canon IXUS 105 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Canon IXUS 105

48

Canon PowerShot A1300

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon IXUS 105

Really small
Size
Super compact 91x56x22 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Light-weight
Weight
140 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
28 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x30 mm

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
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.2"
Help
Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
140 g vs 174 g
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Around 20% 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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A13000.8 fps
              IXUS 1050.9 fps
              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 Poor movies Help
              A1300720p @ 25fps
              IXUS 105480p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A13005x
              IXUS 1054x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

              Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

              Compact

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $246

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Super zoom

              $319 - $340

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $248

              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon IXUS 105 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $496 - $597

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $569 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Ricoh GR Digital IV

              Ricoh GR Digital IV

              Pro digicam

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS

              Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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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