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

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Fujifilm FinePix XP150

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Fujifilm FinePix XP150

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.3
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
310 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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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
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS4

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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)
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
Macro focus 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 Common Weaknesses
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP150:3 fps
              TS4:3.7 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              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 Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP150:9 cm
              TS4:5 cm
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $310 - $410

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $129 - $300

              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 TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $159 - $180

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $168 - $219

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $220 - $380

              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-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $138

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is significantly smaller
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $239 - $300

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $175

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix XP170

              Fujifilm FinePix XP170

              Compact

              $155

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $107 - $188

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $203

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $210

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $319 - $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger

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