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

66

Fujifilm FinePix XP20

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

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
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP20

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

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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
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
Cheaper
$178.00 vs $289.95
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The best price we've seen is $112 cheaper (around 40% 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
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
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
              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
              XP20:9 cm
              TS4:5 cm
              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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP20:0.9"
              TS4:1.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $140 - $141

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $219 - $347

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Waterproof

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $240 - $312

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $239

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $120

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Ricoh WG-20

              Ricoh WG-20

              Waterproof

              $138 - $149

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $328 body only

              $290 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $169

              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

              $390

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $330

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $226

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS

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