Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP22 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP60

Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP22

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Fujifilm FinePix XP50

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Fujifilm FinePix XP22

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP22

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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Advantages of the Fujifilm XP22

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Slightly smaller
99x67x23 mm vs 99x68x26 mm
Help
Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
Help
Around 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
162 g vs 175 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Fujifilm XP50

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 200 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
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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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              9 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              XP22:200 shots
              XP50:220 shots
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP22:99x67x23 mm
              XP50:99x68x26 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP22:0.9"
              XP50:1"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $199

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $249

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP11

              Fujifilm FinePix XP11

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Waterproof

              $231

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $219 - $347

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP22 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh WG-20

              Ricoh WG-20

              Waterproof

              $136 - $149

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              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
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $410 body only

              $490 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $139

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Larger

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