Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP20 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP60

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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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Size Slightly smaller 99x67x23 mm vs 99x68x26 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 162 g vs 175 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Fujifilm XP50

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 220 shots vs 200 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              9 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              XP20:200 shots
              XP50:220 shots
              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
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP20:0.9"
              XP50:1"
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              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 XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $145 - $191

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $279

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $135 - $169

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $110

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus FE-210

              Olympus FE-210

              Compact

              $59

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $196

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $390 body only

              $428 - $518 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $339 - $349 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $169

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Waterproof

              $378

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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