Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP60 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-810

Winner
Olympus Tough TG-810

69

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Fujifilm FinePix XP50

63

Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Great macro
Macro focus
3 cm
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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
 

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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Weight
Lighter
175 g vs 221 g
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More than 20% lighter
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
$135.00 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $114 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-810

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Slightly smaller
100x65x26 mm vs 99x68x26 mm
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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
              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-810:0.7 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              XP50:Sensor shift
              TG-810:Digital, Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              1"
              Common Weaknesses
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $280

              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
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $190

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $170 - $179

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $169

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $215 - $265

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $175

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Battery life Slightly 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
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $139 - $159

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $329

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $238

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $398

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $309

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS

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