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

Samsung ST66 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Samsung ST66

30

Canon PowerShot A1300

21

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung ST66

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
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

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

              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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $121 - $152

              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Samsung ST66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              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

              $134

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $80 - $90

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              $150

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

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              discussion

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