Updated (February 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-810 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Winner
Olympus Tough TG-810

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Fujifilm FinePix XP50

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

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

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

Items often bought with the Olympus TG-810 or Fujifilm XP50

galleries

Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP50.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus Tough TG-810.

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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The XP50's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
175 g vs 221 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$130.00 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $119 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-810

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 9.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Slightly smaller
100×65×26 mm vs 99×68×26 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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP500.8 fps
              TG-8100.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP503,200 ISO
              TG-8101,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              XP50
              1. Sensor shift
              TG-810
              1. Digital
              2. Sensor shift
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP5099×68×26 mm
              TG-810100×65×26 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              1"
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $125

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $260

              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

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $325

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $224

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $161

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $164 - $200

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $316

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $168

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $338 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $210

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $489

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $399

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $320

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

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