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

Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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Fujifilm FinePix XP50

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Fujifilm FinePix XP30

63

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP30. Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP50.

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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
Smaller
99x67x23 mm vs 99x68x26 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$189.00 vs $276.41
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The best price we've seen is $87 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP3099x67x23 mm
              XP5099x68x26 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP300.9"
              XP501"
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP30165 g
              XP50175 g
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $229

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $238

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $152

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $249 - $299

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $280

              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

              $244

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $240

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $57

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $227

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Waterproof Not waterproof

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