Olympus TG310 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Olympus TG-310

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Great macro
Macro focus
2.0 cm
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 25 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP20.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-310.

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 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Olympus TG310

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 9.0 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)
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
5.9 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 7.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
96×63×23 mm vs 99×68×24 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP20162 g
              TG310155 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP203,200 ISO
              TG3101,600 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              XP20f/3.9
              TG310f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP205x
              TG3103.6x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP2099×68×24 mm
              TG31096×63×23 mm
              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 XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $318

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $270 - $299

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $181

              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $340

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $179

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $270

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $130

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $210

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Compact

              $314

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $578 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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