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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.5
Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x23 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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 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 Significantly 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $162.27 vs $199.00
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The best price we've seen is $37 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP50:0.8 fps
              TG-320:0.6 fps
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              XP50:220 shots
              TG-320:150 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
              XP50:5x
              TG-320:3.6x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              XP50:f/3.9
              TG-320:f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $107 - $188

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $169 - $219

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $145

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $184

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $85

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Pentax WG-10

              Pentax WG-10

              Waterproof

              $271

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $148 - $180

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $175

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $210

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $190

              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

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

              Olympus TG-320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $248

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $149

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $229

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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