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Advantages of the Fujifilm FinePix XP120

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 7.5x faster continuous shooting
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$90.99 vs $137.97
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The best price we've seen is $47 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS30

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size
Significantly smaller
104×58×20 mm vs 110×71×28 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Weight
Lighter
142 g vs 203 g
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More than 30% lighter
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Thin Help
              FinePix XP1201.1"
              DMC-TS300.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              FinePix XP120$90.99
              DMC-TS30$137.97
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              FinePix XP1201/2000s
              DMC-TS301/1300s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              FinePix XP12010 fps
              DMC-TS301.3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              FinePix XP1205x
              DMC-TS304x

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