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
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.5
Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x23 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 
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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
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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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        XP50:f/3.9
        TG-320:f/3.5
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        XP50:5x
        TG-320:3.6x

        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
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        XP50:220 shots
        TG-320:150 shots
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Waterproof

        $107 - $188

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Waterproof

        $168 - $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

        $110

        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 AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $129 - $300

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Waterproof

        $159 - $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
        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Waterproof

        $97

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        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 XP20

        Fujifilm FinePix XP20

        Waterproof

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Fujifilm FinePix XP30

        Fujifilm FinePix XP30

        Waterproof

        $200

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

        Olympus TG-320 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 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 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 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 VR-350

        Olympus VR-350

        Travel zoom

        $183

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Waterproof Not waterproof

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