Updated (January 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Olympus TG-320

Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Olympus Tough TG-320

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

Size
Really small
Compact (96×63×23 mm)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm

Items often bought with the Fujifilm XP50 or Olympus TG-320

galleries

Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP50.
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP50

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 150 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The XP50's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-320

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 9.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the TG-320's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
96×63×23 mm vs 99×68×26 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
155 g vs 175 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP500.8 fps
              TG-3200.6 fps
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              XP50220 shots
              TG-320150 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP503,200 ISO
              TG-3201,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              XP50f/3.9
              TG-320f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP505x
              TG-3203.6x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP5099×68×26 mm
              TG-32096×63×23 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP501"
              TG-3200.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP50175 g
              TG-320155 g
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $161

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $168

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $240

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $210

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $570

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $159

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $164 - $200

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $125

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $316

              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Olympus TG-320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $320

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $250

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus VR-350

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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