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

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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Fujifilm FinePix XP10

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Fujifilm FinePix XP10

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP10

Weight
Light-weight
135 g
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP30

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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/4.0
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At its widest zoom, the XP30's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The XP30's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop 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
96x64x23 mm vs 99x67x23 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
$120.00 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $129 cheaper (2.1x less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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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
              XP30:4s
              XP10:1/4s
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              9 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP30:0.8 fps
              XP10:0.6 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              XP30:f/3.9
              XP10:f/4.0
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              XP30:28 mm
              XP10:36 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP30:99x67x23 mm
              XP10:96x64x23 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              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 XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $120 - $159

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $160

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP

              Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP

              Waterproof

              $235

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Kodak Easyshare Sport C123

              Kodak EasyShare Sport C123

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $300

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $119

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Slightly larger
              Samsung EX2F

              Samsung EX2F

              Pro digicam

              $569

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $750 body only

              $900 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Waterproof Not waterproof

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix Z700EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix Z700EXR

              Compact

              $165

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $169

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $248

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Thickness Thicker

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