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
Battery life
Great battery life
310 shots
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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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
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS4

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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
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
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
Macro focus 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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        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
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        XP20:0.8 fps
        TS4:3.7 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
        TS4:4.6x

        Compared to recent waterproof cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        Screen type No OLED screens Help
        LCD
        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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Waterproof

        $310 - $410

        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

        $169 - $180

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Size Is slightly smaller
        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
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

        Panasonic Lumix TS20

        Waterproof

        $150

        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

        $169 - $180

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Waterproof

        $202

        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

        $200

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Waterproof

        $167 - $260

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Waterproof

        $190

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

        Fujifilm FinePix XP30

        Waterproof

        $190

        GPS Has a GPS
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $92

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Waterproof Not waterproof

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Waterproof

        $372

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $135 - $300

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $214 - $380

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $298

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Olympus TG-820 iHS

        Olympus TG-820

        Waterproof

        $190

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        GPS No built-in GPS

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