Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP20 vs Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS20

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

54

Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS20

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP20

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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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$179.99 vs $215.00
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS20

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Smaller
101x58x19 mm vs 99x67x23 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Battery life
Longer battery life
260 shots vs 200 shots
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30% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
142 g vs 162 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x 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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP20:0.9"
              TS20:0.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP20:9 cm
              TS20:5 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP20:0.8 fps
              TS20:1.3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP20:5x
              TS20:4x

              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
              TS20:101x58x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              XP20:Sensor shift
              TS20:Lens
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              XP20:28 mm
              TS20:25 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $128 - $159

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $169

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $175

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $400

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $120

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $285

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $241 - $314

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $274

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $290

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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