Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP20 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.3
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
Size Smaller 99x67x23 mm vs 104x63x27 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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
Weight Lighter 162 g vs 197 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS3

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-TS3's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus Better macro capability 5 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 40% closer to the lens
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.7 fps vs 0.8 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Waterproof Waterproof Help
        Great at the beach
        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
        DMC-TS3:3.7 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        XP20:5x
        DMC-TS3:4.6x

        Compared to recent waterproof cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        Screen type No OLED screens Help
        LCD
        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 TS5

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Waterproof

        $310 - $410

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Waterproof

        $169 - $180

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

        Panasonic Lumix TS20

        Waterproof

        $150

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        Waterproof

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Waterproof

        $167 - $260

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Waterproof

        $169 - $180

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix XP30

        Fujifilm FinePix XP30

        Waterproof

        $190

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $200

        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 Much worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $92

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Waterproof Not waterproof

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

        Panasonic Lumix TS4

        Waterproof

        $200

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Slightly smaller
        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $135 - $300

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $214 - $380

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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