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
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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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
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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"
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x

        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
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Waterproof

        $169 - $180

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

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Waterproof

        $165 - $195

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Waterproof

        $139 - $180

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Waterproof

        $107 - $180

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
        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 XP100

        Fujifilm FinePix XP100

        Waterproof

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix XP150

        Fujifilm FinePix XP150

        Waterproof

        $212

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger

        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
        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Waterproof

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Fujifilm FinePix X100s

        Fujifilm FinePix X100s

        Boutique

        $1,144 - $1,300

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $399 - $529 body only

        $500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Olympus TG-310

        Olympus TG310

        Waterproof

        $149

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Wider aperture
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix XP20

        Fujifilm FinePix XP20

        Waterproof

        $130 - $149

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Travel zoom

        $685

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

        Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

        Waterproof

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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