Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP60 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS

Olympus TG-620 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP50

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Olympus TG-620

66

Fujifilm FinePix XP50

61

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-620

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Compact 98x65x21 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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Advantages of the Fujifilm XP50

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$135.00 vs $182.67
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-620

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects 9x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
98x65x21 mm vs 99x68x26 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The TG-620's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
167 g vs 175 g
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Almost the same
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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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              220 shots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP50:1"
              TG-620:0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $239

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $139

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $140 - $141

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              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
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $340

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $199

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $178

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $108

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Olympus TG-620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $330

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $392

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $310

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Lowest price More expensive
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $177

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger

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