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

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Fujifilm FinePix XP10

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
28 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP10

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Fujifilm FinePix XP10 over the Fujifilm FinePix XP30.
 
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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 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
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Waterproof Waterproof Help
        Great at the beach
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        XP30:4s
        XP10:1/4s
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        9 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
        XP30:0.8 fps
        XP10:0.6 fps
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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
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        Compared to recent waterproof cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        Size Fairly small Help
        XP30:99x67x23 mm
        XP10:96x64x23 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.9"
        Screen type No OLED screens Help
        LCD
        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 XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $275

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Waterproof

        $147

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix XP20

        Fujifilm FinePix XP20

        Waterproof

        $119

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix XP100

        Fujifilm FinePix XP100

        Waterproof

        $219

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot D20

        Canon PowerShot D20

        Waterproof

        $229 - $300

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix XP150

        Fujifilm FinePix XP150

        Waterproof

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Waterproof

        $142

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $234

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Samsung AQ100

        Samsung AQ100

        Waterproof

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon IXUS 117 HS

        Canon IXUS 117 HS

        Compact

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        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 Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Olympus VH-520

        Olympus VH-520

        Travel zoom

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Waterproof Not waterproof
        Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP

        Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP

        Waterproof

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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