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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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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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"
        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

        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Waterproof

        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Olympus TG-310

        Olympus TG310

        Waterproof

        $204

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $250

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

        Panasonic Lumix TS20

        Waterproof

        $140

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

        Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix XP20

        Fujifilm FinePix XP20

        Waterproof

        $130

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Lowest price Cheaper
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $100

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Size Slightly larger
        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
        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $598 body only

        $748 - $760 with 16-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $167

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Waterproof Not waterproof

        Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $289 - $340

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

        Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

        Waterproof

        $329

        Weight Significantly heavier
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Pentax Optio W90

        Pentax Optio W90

        Waterproof

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Larger
        Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

        Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

        Waterproof

        $401

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Weight Heavier
        Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

        Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

        Waterproof

        $195

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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