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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Weight
Light-weight
122 g
 
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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
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
        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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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
        Size Fairly small Help
        XP30:99x67x23 mm
        Tough 6020:95x62x22 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.9"
        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

        $275

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus TG-610

        Olympus TG-610

        Waterproof

        $220

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Waterproof

        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Fujifilm FinePix XP20

        Fujifilm FinePix XP20

        Waterproof

        $119

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Olympus TG-310

        Olympus TG310

        Waterproof

        $179

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Waterproof

        $159

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Olympus TG-320

        Olympus Tough TG-320

        Waterproof

        $249

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $249

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Waterproof

        $202

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $134

        Zoom More zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        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 Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Waterproof

        $125

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Olympus TG-620

        Olympus TG-620

        Waterproof

        $188

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

        Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

        Waterproof

        $268

        Weight Much heavier
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Canon PowerShot D10

        Canon PowerShot D10

        Waterproof

        $350

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Waterproof

        $299

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Much heavier

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