Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP60

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Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP30

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size Slightly smaller 99x67x23 mm vs 99x68x26 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 165 g vs 175 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $154.95 vs $214.95
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              9 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP30:0.9"
              XP50:1"
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $145 - $240

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $185

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $250 - $297

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $149 - $150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $379

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $138 - $180

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $799

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,200 - $1,299

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $682 - $697

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Fujifilm FinePix XP50.

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