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

Olympus TG-820

Winner
Olympus TG-820 iHS

79

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Fujifilm FinePix XP50

65

Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,030k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 96x63x23 mm
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Fujifilm FinePix XP50 over the Olympus TG-820.
 

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Advantages of the Fujifilm XP50

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$119.00 vs $238.30
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The best price we've seen is $119 cheaper (2x less)
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-820

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,030k dots vs 230k dots
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Around 4.5x higher resolution screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Size
Smaller
96x63x23 mm vs 99x68x26 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The TG-820's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 6.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP50:1"
              TG-820:0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              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
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $274

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $205

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $274

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $157

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $120 - $159

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $169

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $140

              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

              $97 - $300

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $200

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

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $257

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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