• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 180.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD1200 IS advantages over Olympus FE-46

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 260 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus FE-46 advantages over Canon SD1200 IS

  • Less expensive
    $100 vs $230 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    180 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More pixels
    12.0 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung L210

Canon SD1200 IS
Samsung L210
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $99
  • 1/2.33 inch
Olympus FE-46
Samsung L210
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $99
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Samsung NV40

Canon SD1200 IS
Samsung NV40
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $329
  • 1/2.33 inch
Olympus FE-46
Samsung NV40
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $329
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon S610

Canon SD1200 IS
Nikon S610
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wider angle lens
Olympus FE-46
Nikon S610
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Pentax H90

Canon SD1200 IS
Pentax H90
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus FE-46
Pentax H90
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Manual focus

Compared to Fujifilm AX200

Canon SD1200 IS
Fujifilm AX200
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus FE-46
Fujifilm AX200
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Faster shutter
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
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