Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP100 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP60

Fujifilm FinePix XP100 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP50

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP100

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Great battery life
Battery life
300 shots
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP100

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Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 12.5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
300 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Fujifilm XP50

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Smaller
99x68x26 mm vs 102x71x27 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
175 g vs 195 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              XP100:$139.00
              XP50:$135.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              9 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP100:1.1"
              XP50:1"
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $199

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $239

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $178

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $140 - $141

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $108

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh WG-20

              Ricoh WG-20

              Waterproof

              $136 - $149

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Waterproof

              $299

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $349

              GPS Has a GPS
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Fujifilm FinePix XP50.

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