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

Really small
Size
Compact 96x63x22 mm
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
5.9 fps
Great macro
Macro focus
2 cm
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift

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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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$178.00 vs $518.44
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The best price we've seen is $340 cheaper (2.9x less)
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)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5.9 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 7.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
96x63x22 mm vs 99x67x23 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
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP20:5x
              TG310:3.6x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              XP20:f/3.9
              TG310:f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP20:99x67x23 mm
              TG310:96x63x22 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $235

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $248

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $239

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $140 - $141

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $120

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Ricoh WG-20

              Ricoh WG-20

              Waterproof

              $138 - $149

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $328 body only

              $290 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus FE-20

              Olympus FE-20

              Compact

              $86

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $350 - $480

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Samsung AQ100

              Samsung AQ100

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $510

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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