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Canon A1300 vs Canon A3200 IS

Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
23
Overall
32
Canon PowerShot A1300 front
 
Canon PowerShot A3200 IS front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34

Canon A1300 vs Canon A3200 IS Key Specs

Canon A1300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 174g - 95 x 62 x 30mm
  • Announced February 2012
Canon A3200 IS
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F) lens
  • 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Announced January 2011
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Canon A1300 vs Canon A3200 IS Overview

Here, we are evaluating the Canon A1300 vs Canon A3200 IS, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are designed by Canon. The sensor resolution of the A1300 (16MP) and the A3200 IS (14MP) is very similar and both cameras boast the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The A1300 was announced 14 months after the A3200 IS making them a generation away from one another. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a in-depth comparison, here is a short overview of how the A1300 matches up against the A3200 IS with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A1300 over the Canon A3200 IS

 A1300 A3200 IS 
AnnouncedFebruary 2012January 2011Newer by 14 months

Reasons to pick Canon A3200 IS over the Canon A1300

 A3200 IS A1300 

Common features in the Canon A1300 and Canon A3200 IS

 A1300 A3200 IS 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size2.7"2.7"Same display sizing
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch display Neither comes with Touch display

Canon A1300 vs Canon A3200 IS Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to travel with your camera, you should factor its weight and dimensions. The Canon A1300 comes with outside measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") having a weight of 174 grams (0.38 lbs) while the Canon A3200 IS has dimensions of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are working with at the time. Following is a front view proportions comparison of the A1300 and the A3200 IS.

Canon A1300 vs Canon A3200 IS size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A1300 and A3200 IS is 93 and 95 respectively.

Canon A1300 vs Canon A3200 IS top view buttons comparison

Canon A1300 vs Canon A3200 IS Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be hard to see the gap between sensor dimensions simply by reviewing technical specs. The pic here might provide you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the A1300 and A3200 IS.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You can expect to see the Canon A1300 to offer extra detail with its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The younger A1300 is going to have an advantage in sensor tech.

Canon A1300 vs Canon A3200 IS sensor size comparison

Canon A1300 vs Canon A3200 IS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A1300 vs Canon A3200 IS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A1300 Portrait photography info
Canon A3200 IS Portrait photography info
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good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports face detection focus
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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good MP (14MP)
provides face detection autofocus
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon A1300 as a Street photography camera
Canon A3200 IS as a Street photography camera
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fixed screen
no image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon A1300 Sports photography info
Canon A3200 IS Sports photography info
33
good resolution (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
39
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14MP)
provides tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A1300 as a Travel photography camera
Canon A3200 IS as a Travel photography camera
65
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
72
good MP (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
lack of Timelapse recording
does not contain selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A1300 Landscape photography information
Canon A3200 IS Landscape photography information
33
decently wide (28mm)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
does not have Time Lapse function
42
fairly wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
small screen (2.7")
manual exposure not available
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon A1300
Vlogging with Canon A3200 IS
28
decently wide (28mm)
supports face detection focus
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external mic support
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fairly wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
does not contain selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external microphone port
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Canon A1300 vs Canon A3200 IS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A1300 and Canon A3200 IS
 Canon PowerShot A1300Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A1300 Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2012-02-07 2011-01-05
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-6.9 -
Macro focus distance 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 4.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Smart
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format H.264 H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 174g (0.38 pounds) 149g (0.33 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 images -
Form of battery AA -
Battery model 2 x AA NB-8L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $119 $230