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

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Fujifilm FinePix XP150

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

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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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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        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
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        XP150:9 cm
        TS4:5 cm
        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
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        XP150:Sensor shift
        TS4:Lens
        Thickness Thin Help
        1.1"
        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
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Waterproof

        $129 - $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
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $289 - $340

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Waterproof

        $349

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Waterproof

        $135 - $199

        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

        $199

        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 AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $250

        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
        Olympus TG-1 iHS

        Olympus TG-1 iHS

        Waterproof

        $580

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

        Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot D10

        Canon PowerShot D10

        Waterproof

        $480

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Waterproof

        $107 - $109

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Significantly larger
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $189

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Fujifilm FinePix XP200

        Fujifilm FinePix XP200

        Waterproof

        $285

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Waterproof

        $293 - $298

        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Waterproof

        $372

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Size Slightly larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

        Panasonic Lumix TS20

        Waterproof

        $121

        Size Significantly smaller
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

        Waterproof

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

        GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

        Waterproof

        $379

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

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