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

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Really small
Size
Compact 99x67x23 mm
Light-weight
Weight
165 g
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 

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
 

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
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              XP30:4s
              Tough 6020:1/4s
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $135

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $329

              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $120

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus 7030

              Olympus Stylus 7030

              Compact

              $219

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $162

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $149 - $178

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              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
              Samsung EX2F

              Samsung EX2F

              Pro digicam

              $569

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $364

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Placeholder

              HP Photosmart C200

              Digicam

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Much larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $309

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Size Slightly larger
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $248

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

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