Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP20 vs Panasonic Lumix TS5

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

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 TS4.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP20

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Size Smaller 99x67x23 mm vs 103x64x27 mm
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Around 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 $119.95 vs $293.75
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The best price we've seen is $174 cheaper (2.4x less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS4

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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 TS4's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
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
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 310 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              TS4:5 cm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP20:0.8 fps
              TS4:3.7 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP20:5x
              TS4:4.6x

              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
              TS4:Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP20:0.9"
              TS4:1.1"
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $229 - $594

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $119 - $215

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $150 - $192

              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 higher quality movies
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $109 - $169

              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

              $349

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Significantly 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
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $265 - $330

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $880

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $396

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS

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