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

Samsung ST66 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Samsung ST66

29

Canon PowerShot A1300

21

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung ST66

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
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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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $153

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $123 - $155

              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $185

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $346 - $429

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Samsung ST66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $122

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung ST76

              Samsung ST ST76

              Digicam

              $200

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $145

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $219

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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