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

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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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

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $199

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $143

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $180

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

        Pro digicam

        $280 - $379

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A560

        Canon PowerShot A560

        Digicam

        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $243

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Placeholder

        Canon PowerShot A5

        Compact

        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $248

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

        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
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $212

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Fujifilm Finepix JX500

        Fujifilm Finepix JX500

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Samsung TL34HD

        Samsung TL34HD

        Compact

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        appearance

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        discussion

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