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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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $154.95 vs $195.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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
              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"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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 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
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $261 - $297

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $379

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $130 - $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $160 - $256

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $299 - $428

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Olympus Stylus 820

              Olympus Stylus 820

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $199 - $289

              Weight Significantly heavier
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              $401

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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