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 $119.49 vs $199.99
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The best price we've seen is $81 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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)
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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
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 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
              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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP20:9 cm
              TS4:5 cm
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $310 - $359

              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

              $178 - $190

              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

              $264

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $130

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $203 - $238

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $250

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $156

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Ricoh CX5

              Ricoh CX5

              Travel zoom

              $286

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Ricoh GR Digital III

              Ricoh GR Digital III

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $235 - $380

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $309 - $347

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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