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

Olympus TG-610 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Olympus TG-610

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Great macro
Macro focus
3 cm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight
Light-weight
162 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift

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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1200s
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40% faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$178.80 vs $235.96
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The best price we've seen is $57 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP200.8 fps
              TG-6103.4 fps
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP2099x67x23 mm
              TG-61099x64x26 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP200.9"
              TG-6101"
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP203,200 ISO
              TG-6101,600 ISO
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Waterproof

              $540

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $249

              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 XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $180

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $285

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $150

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Waterproof Not waterproof

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $259

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $244

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

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