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

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
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

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
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
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 200 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$135.00 vs $178.00
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The best price we've seen is $43 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              XP20200 shots
              XP50220 shots
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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
              XP2099x67x23 mm
              XP5099x68x26 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP200.9"
              XP501"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              XP20$178.00
              XP50$135.00
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $285

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $193

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $384

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $300

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $238

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $150

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Waterproof Not waterproof

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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