Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP60 vs Nikon Coolpix AW110

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Fujifilm FinePix XP50

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm XP50

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Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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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
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Slightly smaller 110x64x22 mm vs 99x68x26 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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More than 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 Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP50:0.8 fps
              AW100:3 fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              XP50:Sensor shift
              AW100:Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP50:1"
              AW100:0.9"
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $213

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $543

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $180

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $195

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $299 - $329

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $138 - $180

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $155 - $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $211

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $149 - $150

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $352

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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              Stef (1:22 AM, January 01, 2013)
              Considering there is over a $100 price difference the outcome here isn't surprising. You're not really comparing apples to apples!