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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
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
 

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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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 $212.22 vs $352.19
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (around 40% 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 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 TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $298 - $348

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly larger
              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Waterproof

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $211

              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

              $131 - $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
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $150 - $195

              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 AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $289 - $340

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $107 - $180

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $180

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $250

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              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

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