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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
122 g
 
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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
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 Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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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
        XP30:4s
        Tough 6020:1/4s
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        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
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        f/3.9
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        XP30:720p @ 30fps
        Tough 6020:720p
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        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
        Tough 6020:95x62x22 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Sensor shift
        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

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $289 - $297

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Waterproof

        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Olympus TG-610

        Olympus TG-610

        Waterproof

        $276

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $250

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix XP20

        Fujifilm FinePix XP20

        Waterproof

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Waterproof

        $107 - $109

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Pro digicam

        $798

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly larger
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Pro digicam

        $399

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Fujifilm FinePix XP200

        Fujifilm FinePix XP200

        Waterproof

        $285

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Significantly larger
        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
        Sony NEX-5R

        Sony NEX-5R

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,026 - $1,056 with 16-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

        Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus TG-320

        Olympus Tough TG-320

        Waterproof

        $211

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
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        Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6

        Super zoom

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $200

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen size Larger screen
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Waterproof Not waterproof
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Waterproof

        $349

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Much heavier

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