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

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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 $119.49 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $180 cheaper (2.5x 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
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              Compact 99x67x23 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              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

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $156

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $264

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $179

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $212

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $249

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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
              Ricoh CX5

              Ricoh CX5

              Travel zoom

              $286

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Ricoh GR Digital III

              Ricoh GR Digital III

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $189 - $219

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $219

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Samsung AQ100

              Samsung AQ100

              Waterproof

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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