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

Samsung ST66

Winner
Samsung ST66

37

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Canon PowerShot A1300

25

Canon PowerShot A1300

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung ST66

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
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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Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A1300:$159.99
              ST66:$146.94
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1300:720p @ 25fps
              ST66:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $65

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $148 - $169

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $80

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $144 - $162

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony NEX-F3

              Sony NEX-F3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $417 - $730 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $137

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $168

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

              Casio Exilim ZR-200

              Travel zoom

              $159

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Samsung ST66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              $107

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $79 - $109

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Samsung TL210

              Samsung TL210

              Compact

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $131 - $155

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $90 - $115

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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