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

Samsung ST66 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Samsung ST66

28

Canon PowerShot A1300

20

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung ST66

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1300. 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 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
Cheaper
$90.00 vs $172.00
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The best price we've seen is $82 cheaper (around 50% 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A1300$172.00
              ST66$90.00
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $129

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $246

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D60

              Nikon D60

              Entry-level DSLR

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Size Significantly larger

              Samsung ST66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $399

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $235

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR

              Compact

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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