Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1400 vs Samsung ST66

Samsung ST66 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Samsung ST66

29

Canon PowerShot A1300

21

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung ST66

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Samsung ST66.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A1300

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung ST66

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The ST66's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A1300$87.62
              ST66$89.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A13001,600 ISO
              ST663,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1300720p @ 25fps
              ST66720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $120 - $152

              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A560

              Canon PowerShot A560

              Digicam

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $290

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $166

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Digicam

              $546

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Samsung ST66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix J10

              Fujifilm FinePix J10

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              $75

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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