Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Olympus TG-320

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Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.5
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm XP30

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-320

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the TG-320's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Size Smaller 96x63x23 mm vs 99x67x23 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 155 g vs 165 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $249.00 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              4 seconds
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP30:0.8 fps
              TG-320:0.6 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP30:5x
              TG-320:3.6x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              XP30:f/3.9
              TG-320:f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP30:99x67x23 mm
              TG-320:96x63x23 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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $179

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $150 - $160

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $219

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $254

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $121

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $139

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Samsung AQ100

              Samsung AQ100

              Waterproof

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

              Olympus TG-320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $178 - $190

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $132

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $190

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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