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

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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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Fujifilm FinePix XP20 over the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3.
 
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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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $119.49 vs $371.99
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The best price we've seen is $253 cheaper (3.1x less)
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)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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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
              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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP20:9 cm
              DMC-TS3:5 cm
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $264

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $310 - $359

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $178 - $190

              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

              $130

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $156

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP170

              Fujifilm FinePix XP170

              Compact

              $150 - $155

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $250

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Ricoh CX5

              Ricoh CX5

              Travel zoom

              $286

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Ricoh GR Digital III

              Ricoh GR Digital III

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              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
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $235 - $380

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              $350

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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