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

Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Fujifilm FinePix XP50

67

Fujifilm FinePix XP20

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 25 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP20.
Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP50.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP20

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Size
Smaller
99×68×24 mm vs 99×68×26 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$169.00 vs $189.00
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The best price we've seen is $20 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 200 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
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recommendations

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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              XP20200 shots
              XP50220 shots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              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
              XP2099×68×24 mm
              XP5099×68×26 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP200.9"
              XP501"
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP20162 g
              XP50175 g
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $156

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $132 - $149

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $144 - $170

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $335

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $230

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $325

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $759 - $897 body only

              $959 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              $250

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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