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

Panasonic Lumix TS4 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

71

Fujifilm FinePix XP20

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great battery life
Battery life
310 shots
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Size
Really small
Compact 99x67x23 mm
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 3 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4.

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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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$152.03 vs $360.99
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The best price we've seen is $209 cheaper (2.4x less)
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 10% thinner
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 TS4

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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
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)
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
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
310 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              TS45 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
              TS43.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP203,200 ISO
              TS41,600 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP205x
              TS44.6x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP2099x67x23 mm
              TS4103x64x27 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP200.9"
              TS41.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $166

              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
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $300

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $238

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $179

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm X-M1

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $329 - $350 body only

              $1,000 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $349

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 1D X

              Canon EOS 1D X

              Pro DSLR

              $5,299 body only

              $7,461 with 70-200mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $249 - $299

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

              Waterproof

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $189

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $280

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $372

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

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