Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP150 vs Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

71

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Fujifilm FinePix XP150

65

Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP150

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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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The XP150's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$162.71 vs $249.99
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The best price we've seen is $87 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS4

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the TS4's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
5 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 40% closer to the lens
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
103x64x27 mm vs 103x71x27 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
310 shots vs 300 shots
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
197 g vs 205 g
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              XP150:300 shots
              TS4:310 shots
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP150:9 cm
              TS4:5 cm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP150:3 fps
              TS4:3.7 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP150:5x
              TS4:4.6x

              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
              XP150:Sensor shift
              TS4:Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              1.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $169 - $320

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $274

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $266

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Waterproof

              $350

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $120 - $159

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $169

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $300

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $295

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $119

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $199 - $427

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $248

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS

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