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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x23 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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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differences

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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $154.95 vs $200.00
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
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
Macro focus Significantly 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
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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
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              XP30:f/3.9
              TG-320:f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP30:5x
              TG-320:3.6x

              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
              TG-320:96x63x23 mm
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $160 - $258

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $173

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $799

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $130 - $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Olympus TG-320 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $136

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $210

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $194

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $220

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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