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

Samsung ST66

Winner
Samsung ST66

33

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Canon PowerShot A1300

23

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

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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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 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 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

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $84

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $150

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $164

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $243

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $110

        Size Slightly smaller
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600

        Compact

        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        Samsung ST66 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus VR-370

        Olympus VR-370

        Travel zoom

        $79

        Screen size Larger screen
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm Finepix JX500

        Fujifilm Finepix JX500

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Samsung ST72

        Samsung ST72

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Screen size Larger screen
        Fujifilm FinePix XP100

        Fujifilm FinePix XP100

        Waterproof

        $219

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Samsung DV150F

        Samsung DV150F

        Ultra compact

        $85 - $143

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

        appearance

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        discussion

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