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

Samsung ST66

Winner
Samsung ST66

31

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Canon PowerShot A1300

22

Canon PowerShot A1300

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung ST66

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $79.99 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $320 cheaper (5x less)
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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 Common Weaknesses

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

              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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $189

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $187

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $165

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $137

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $191

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Size Larger

              Samsung ST66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $75

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $110 - $200

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $131

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $147

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              $200

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

              appearance

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              discussion

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