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
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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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recommendations

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"
        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"
        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
        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
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $200

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

        Olympus TG310

        Waterproof

        $226

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

        Panasonic Lumix TS20

        Waterproof

        $138

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Waterproof

        $107 - $188

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

        Waterproof

        $160 - $188

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Waterproof

        $160 - $219

        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 XP30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix XP100

        Fujifilm FinePix XP100

        Waterproof

        $210

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Larger
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Fujifilm FinePix XP20

        Fujifilm FinePix XP20

        Waterproof

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Waterproof

        $372

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Olympus TG-320 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Waterproof

        $159 - $180

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Olympus TG-820 iHS

        Olympus TG-820

        Waterproof

        $190

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