Updated (February 2011): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP30 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (99×68×24 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Light-weight
Weight
165 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Size
Really small
Compact (95×62×22 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
122 g

galleries

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 2 f-stops 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
1.0 cm vs 9.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 9x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
95×62×22 mm vs 99×68×24 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP3099×68×24 mm
              Tough 602095×62×22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP30165 g
              Tough 6020122 g
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              XP304s
              Tough 60201/4s
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP303,200 ISO
              Tough 60201,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              XP30720p @ 30fps
              Tough 6020720p
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $125

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $210

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $179

              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

              $130

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Placeholder

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $163 - $199

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,009 - $1,299

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 AW1

              Nikon 1 AW1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $697 with 11-2mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Pentax Optio W90

              Pentax Optio W90

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $240

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Size Larger

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