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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Size
Really small
Compact 99x67x23 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
165 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP10

Size
Really small
Compact 96x64x23 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
 
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $249.00 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              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 Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP30:99x67x23 mm
              XP10:96x64x23 mm
              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

              $169

              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

              $150 - $192

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $179

              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

              $164

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $188

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $269

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $886 with 55-200mm lens

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

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Boutique

              $2,798

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              $405

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus FE-20

              Olympus FE-20

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung TL205

              Samsung TL205

              Compact

              $95

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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