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

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 99x64x26 mm
Great macro
Macro focus
3 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Size
Really small
Compact 99x67x23 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
162 g
 

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
$94.50 vs $363.74
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The best price we've seen is $269 cheaper (3.8x 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
              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
              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
              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"
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $135

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $149 - $178

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $248

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $169 - $320

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $162

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $169

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $200

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $550 - $600 body only

              $699 - $700 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $120

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              Lowest price Cheaper
              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
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus FE-360

              Olympus FE-360

              Compact

              $200

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Placeholder

              Casio GV-20

              Waterproof

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Much larger

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