Updated (January 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP50 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
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

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

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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
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
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP303,200 ISO
              Tough 60201,600 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              XP30720p @ 30fps
              Tough 6020720p
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP3099×68×24 mm
              Tough 602095×62×22 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP30165 g
              Tough 6020122 g
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $181

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $179

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $169

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $230

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $233

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $225

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $389

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $260

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $410 - $497 body only

              $489 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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