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

Samsung ST66

Winner
Samsung ST66

30

vs

Canon PowerShot A1300

21

Canon PowerShot A1300

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

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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$59.95 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $340 cheaper (6.7x 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

              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A1300:1,600 ISO
              ST66:3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1300:720p @ 25fps
              ST66:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $207

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $124

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $198

              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A490

              Canon PowerShot A490

              Compact

              $130

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Samsung ST66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $111

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              $92

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $93

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $199

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Lowest price More expensive

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