Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP10

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Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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Fujifilm FinePix XP10

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Really small
Size
Compact (99×68×24 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP10

Size
Really small
Compact (96×64×23 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

galleries

Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP30.
Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP10.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP30

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.9 vs f/4
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The XP30's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1/4s
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16x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm XP10

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Size
Smaller
96×64×23 mm vs 99×68×24 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
135 g vs 165 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$179.00 vs $335.25
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The best price we've seen is $156 cheaper (around 50% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              XP304s
              XP101/4s
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              9.0 cm
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP300.8 fps
              XP100.6 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              XP3028 mm
              XP1036 mm
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              XP30
              1. Sensor shift
              XP10None
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP303,200 ISO
              XP101,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              XP30f/3.9
              XP10f/4
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP3099×68×24 mm
              XP1096×64×23 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP30165 g
              XP10135 g
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $244

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $156

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $189

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $169

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $132 - $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Placeholder

              Olympus FE-100

              Compact

              $102

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 body only

              $640 with 16-50mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $385 - $626

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $89

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $387

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $144 - $170

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP

              Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP

              Waterproof

              $236

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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