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

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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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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $163.99 vs $371.99
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The best price we've seen is $208 cheaper (2.3x less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS3

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 40% closer to the lens
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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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              similarities

              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP20:9 cm
              DMC-TS3:5 cm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP20:0.8 fps
              DMC-TS3:3.7 fps
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              XP20:Sensor shift
              DMC-TS3:Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP20:0.9"
              DMC-TS3:1.1"
              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 TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $135 - $169

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $269

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              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

              $145 - $191

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $169

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $169 - $314

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $294

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $430

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $400

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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