Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

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Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact 99x67x23 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Light-weight
Weight
165 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
5 fps
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP30. Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020.

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
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1/4s
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16x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus Tough 6020

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects 9x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
95x62x22 mm vs 99x67x23 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
122 g vs 165 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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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
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              XP304s
              Tough 60201/4s
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              XP30720p @ 30fps
              Tough 6020720p
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP303,200 ISO
              Tough 60201,600 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP3099x67x23 mm
              Tough 602095x62x22 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP30165 g
              Tough 6020122 g
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $179

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $179

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $189

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $399 - $419

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP170

              Fujifilm FinePix XP170

              Compact

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $349

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $580

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $574

              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $350

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus Stylus 7000

              Olympus Stylus 7000

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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