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

Olympus Tough TG-810 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Winner
Olympus Tough TG-810

72

Fujifilm FinePix XP50

65

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

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

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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
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
Weight
Lighter
175 g vs 221 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$189.00 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP500.8 fps
              TG-8100.7 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              XP50Sensor shift
              TG-810Digital, Sensor shift
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP503,200 ISO
              TG-8101,600 ISO
              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
              XP5099x68x26 mm
              TG-810100x65x26 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

              $238

              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

              $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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $280

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $227

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $170

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $197 - $227

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $140

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $152

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              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

              $569

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $260

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $350

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

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