Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP60 vs Olympus TG-320

Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Olympus Tough TG-320

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.5
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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
Significantly 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 1 f-stop 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
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)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
96x63x23 mm vs 99x68x26 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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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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP505x
              TG-3203.6x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              XP50f/3.9
              TG-320f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP5099x68x26 mm
              TG-32096x63x23 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP501"
              TG-3200.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP503,200 ISO
              TG-3201,600 ISO
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $379

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $141 - $170

              Wide angle Has a slightly 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
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $249

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $136

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $178

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $285

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Larger

              Olympus TG-320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus VR-350

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $250

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier

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