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

Olympus TG-610

Winner
Olympus TG-610

72

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

56

Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight
Light-weight
162 g
 
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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
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $129.99 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $119 cheaper (around 50% 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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 3 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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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recommendations

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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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $149 - $248

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $215

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $200

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $185

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $190

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $155 - $258

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

              $210

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $329

              GPS Has a GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $170

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $214

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Sony A7R

              Sony A7R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

              appearance

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Olympus TG-610
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Olympus TG-610
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