Canon PowerShot A1200 vs Canon PowerShot A1400
Top Two Reasons for the
Canon PowerShot A1200
Compared to Canon PowerShot A1400
Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
25% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Can be charged via standard USB cable
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
Canon PowerShot A1200 is better than Canon PowerShot A1400 because...
Top Twelve Reasons for the
Canon PowerShot A1400
Compared to Canon PowerShot A1200
Noticeably more megapixels (photo)
32.23% more megapixels (photo)
A bit lighter
11 g lighter
Somewhat better video recording quality
720 x 25 fps
720 x 24 fps
4.17% better video recording quality
Considerably faster maximum shutter speed
25% faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
A shade less body volume
7.44% less body volume
0.80 mm narrower
2.80 mm shorter
Has an optical viewfinder
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Explicitly greater zoom range
1 x greater zoom range. The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
A bit thinner
0.90 mm thinner
Explicitly faster flash X-sync
25% faster flash X-sync. Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
Appreciably longer maximum focal length
28 mm longer maximum focal length. A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.