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

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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 $129.99 vs $199.94
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The best price we've seen is $70 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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              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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

              $100

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $160 - $195

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $107 - $180

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $213

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $211

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $799

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $141 - $180

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $204

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $529 body only

              $500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,144 - $1,300

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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