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

Olympus TG-610

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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 $163.99 vs $378.61
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The best price we've seen is $215 cheaper (2.3x 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP20:99x67x23 mm
              TG-610:99x64x26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $150 - $192

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $135 - $177

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $188

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $269

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $179

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Olympus FE-210

              Olympus FE-210

              Compact

              $59

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Pentax Optio VS20

              Pentax Optio VS20

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $349

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $349

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $175

              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

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,153 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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