Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP20 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP50

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Size
Really small
Compact 99x67x23 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Size
Really small
Compact 99x67x23 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP20

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Lowest price Cheaper $163.99 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm XP30

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              9 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              0.8 fps
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              Compact 99x67x23 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              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 XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $169

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $150 - $192

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $110

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $179

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $349

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $269

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $188

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus FE-210

              Olympus FE-210

              Compact

              $59

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Pentax Optio VS20

              Pentax Optio VS20

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $886 with 55-200mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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