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

Fujifilm FinePix XP100

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP100

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great battery life
Battery life
300 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$135.00 vs $269.89
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The best price we've seen is $135 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
              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
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP100:1.1"
              XP50:1"
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $149 - $178

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $169

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $95

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $200

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $329

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $295

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $584 body only

              $614 with 14-45mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $147

              GPS Has a GPS
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $239

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $200

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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