Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP20 vs Olympus TG-620

Olympus TG-610

Winner
Olympus TG-610

75

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

58

Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 99x64x26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Size
Really small
Compact 99x67x23 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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
Size Slightly smaller 99x67x23 mm vs 99x64x26 mm
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 162 g vs 190 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $129.99 vs $276.14
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The best price we've seen is $146 cheaper (2.1x less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-610

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.4 fps vs 0.8 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP20:0.8 fps
              TG-610:3.4 fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP20:99x67x23 mm
              TG-610:99x64x26 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP20:0.9"
              TG-610:1"
              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

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $204

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $211

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $280

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $160 - $199

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,360 - $1,410 body only

              $1,550 with 50mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $441

              GPS Has a GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $339

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

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