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

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix XP30

64

Fujifilm FinePix XP20

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Really small
Size
Compact (99×68×24 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight
Light-weight
162 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact (99×68×24 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 25 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP20.
Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP30.

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
Slightly cheaper
$169.00 vs $211.16
Help
The best price we've seen is $42 cheaper (around 20% 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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              9.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              Compact (99×68×24 mm)
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP20162 g
              XP30165 g
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $180

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $179

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $181

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $340

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $270 - $299

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $270

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $232

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $225

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $389

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

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

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