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

Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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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 XP30

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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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
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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$135.00 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $114 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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
              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
              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
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP30:0.9"
              XP50:1"
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $169

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $285

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $178

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $108

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much more expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $168 - $208

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $390

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger

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