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

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix XP30

59

Fujifilm FinePix XP20

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
28 mm
Really small
Size
Compact 99x67x23 mm
 

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
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
28 mm

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
$178.80 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $70 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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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 99x67x23 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP20162 g
              XP30165 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              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 XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $180

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $236

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $285

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $384

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Kodak EasyShare Mini M200

              Kodak EasyShare Mini M200

              Ultra compact

              $105

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Waterproof Is not waterproof

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $150

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Waterproof

              $540

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus PEN E-PM2

              Olympus PEN E-PM2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $445 with 14-42mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $57

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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