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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

66

Fujifilm FinePix XP20

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

galleries

Explore our gallery of 25 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP20. Explore our gallery of 31 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3.

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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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$178.80 vs $389.95
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The best price we've seen is $211 cheaper (2.2x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS3

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
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
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP209 cm
              DMC-TS35 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP200.8 fps
              DMC-TS33.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP203,200 ISO
              DMC-TS31,600 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP205x
              DMC-TS34.6x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP2099x67x23 mm
              DMC-TS3104x63x27 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP200.9"
              DMC-TS31.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $169 - $170

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $245

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              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
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Waterproof

              $229

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $190

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $180 - $230

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Waterproof Not waterproof

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $157

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

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $350

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

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $265

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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