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

Olympus TG-610 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Winner
Olympus TG-610

72

Fujifilm FinePix XP20

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
530 ms shutter lag
Great macro
Macro focus
3.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 25 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP20. Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Olympus TG-610.

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
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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
3.0 cm vs 9.0 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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP203,200 ISO
              TG-6101,600 ISO
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $179

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $189

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Casio Exilim EX-G1

              Casio Exilim EX-G1

              Waterproof

              $900

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $349

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $202

              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

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $561

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

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