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

Olympus Tough TG-320 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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)
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
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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
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP30:99x67x23 mm
              TG-320:96x63x23 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $108

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Waterproof

              $350

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $244

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $183

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $120

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $239

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $441 body only

              $504 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $178

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Olympus TG-320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $350 - $360

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $340

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus VR-350

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $140 - $141

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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