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

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix XP30

63

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

56

Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Really small
Size
Compact 99x67x23 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Light-weight
Weight
165 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Size
Really small
Compact 99x67x23 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
Slightly cheaper
$139.99 vs $199.95
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The best price we've seen is $60 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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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
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              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

              $119

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $120 - $159

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Kodak Easyshare Sport C123

              Kodak EasyShare Sport C123

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $120

              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $299

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $169

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $550 - $600 body only

              $699 - $700 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung EX2F

              Samsung EX2F

              Pro digicam

              $569

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP

              Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP

              Waterproof

              $235

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $779 body only

              $1,004 with 55-300mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Waterproof Not waterproof

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