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

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

54

Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact 99x67x23 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Light-weight
Weight
165 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight
Light-weight
162 g
Size
Really small
Compact 99x67x23 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 

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
$179.99 vs $249.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (around 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              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
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $169

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $175

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $120

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $285

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $115

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Super zoom

              $529

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus Stylus 7030

              Olympus Stylus 7030

              Compact

              $219

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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