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

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact 99x67x23 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Light-weight
Weight
165 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP10

Size
Really small
Compact 96x64x23 mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
470 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP30

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
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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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
              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
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $169

              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

              $180

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $115

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $175

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $285

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Super zoom

              $529

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus Stylus 7030

              Olympus Stylus 7030

              Compact

              $219

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              $120

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus Stylus 725 SW

              Olympus Stylus 725 SW

              Waterproof

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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