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

Samsung ST66

Winner
Samsung ST66

32

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Canon PowerShot A1300

22

Canon PowerShot A1300

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Samsung ST66

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon A1300

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 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 1 f-stop 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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1300:720p @ 25fps
              ST66:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $99 - $200

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $112

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $174

              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $190

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $870

              Screen size Larger screen
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $200

              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Samsung ST66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              $293

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Samsung ST76

              Samsung ST ST76

              Digicam

              $93

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $148

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Hasselblad Lunar

              Hasselblad Lunar

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $6,995 body only

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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