GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Winner
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

95

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Fujifilm FinePix XP200

77

Fujifilm FinePix XP200

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

High resolution movies
Movie format
4096 x 2160 @ 12fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
5 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
30 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP200

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
360 fps
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP200

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Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
360 fps vs 240 fps
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50% higher fps
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Advantages of the GoPro Black Edition

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
4096 x 2160 @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
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Shoots higher resolution standard resolution video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
5 mm vs 28 mm
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5.6x better wide angle
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the Black Edition's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Weight
Lighter
73 g vs 232 g
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3.2x lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              XP200:360 fps
              Black Edition:240 fps
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              Waterproof

              $379 - $406

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              High-speed framerate Records less high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $266

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $120 - $159

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $199 - $427

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $310

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $169

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Ricoh WG-M1

              Ricoh WG-M1

              Waterproof

              $179

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $562

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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