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

Fujifilm FinePix XP50

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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
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

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
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$119.00 vs $203.25
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The best price we've seen is $84 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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 cm vs 9 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
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
              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
              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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP50:1"
              TG-320:0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $120 - $159

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $300

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $274

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

              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
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $205

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $274

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $435

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $169

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $140

              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
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              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

              Olympus TG-320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-350

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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