Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1300 vs Samsung ST66

Samsung ST66 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Samsung ST66

29

Canon PowerShot A1300

20

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung ST66

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

Items often bought with the Samsung ST66 or Canon A1300

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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
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
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 2 f-stops 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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A13001,600 ISO
              ST663,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              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

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

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

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

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

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $138

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $300

              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $550

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

              Samsung ST66 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix J10

              Fujifilm FinePix J10

              Ultra compact

              $90

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Samsung ST76

              Samsung ST ST76

              Digicam

              $181

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Samsung ST95

              Samsung ST95

              Ultra compact

              $170

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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