Olympus TG310

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Olympus TG-310

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
155 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Size
Really small
Compact 99x67x23 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
162 g
 
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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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The XP20's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Olympus TG310

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 2 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects 4.5x closer to the lens
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the TG310's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size Smaller 96x63x22 mm vs 99x67x23 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.9 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 7.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 155 g vs 162 g
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Almost the same
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Waterproof Waterproof Help
        Great at the beach
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.9"
        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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        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
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        XP20:f/3.9
        TG310:f/3.5
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        XP20:5x
        TG310:3.6x

        Compared to recent waterproof cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        Size Fairly small Help
        XP20:99x67x23 mm
        TG310:96x63x22 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Sensor shift
        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 XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $169

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Size Is slightly larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

        Panasonic Lumix TS20

        Waterproof

        $215

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

        Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

        Waterproof

        $435

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Waterproof

        $110

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus TG-820 iHS

        Olympus TG-820

        Waterproof

        $238

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $229 - $340

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Waterproof

        $97 - $188

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Waterproof

        $349

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $657 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
        Pentax Optio VS20

        Pentax Optio VS20

        Travel zoom

        $160

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $236 body only

        $315 - $970 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

        Olympus TG-310 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

        Waterproof

        $224

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Olympus TG-320

        Olympus Tough TG-320

        Waterproof

        $203

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Waterproof

        $249

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Waterproof

        $279 - $309

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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