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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
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
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
 
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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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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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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)
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
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 $259.99 vs $275.13
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The best price we've seen is $15 cheaper (around 10% 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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              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
              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
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $147

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $299

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $119

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $159 - $163

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $125

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $145

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $234

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $219

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Battery life Longer battery life
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Olympus TG-320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $179

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $142

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $130

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

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