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

Olympus TG-820 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP50

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Olympus TG-820 iHS

74

Fujifilm FinePix XP50

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,030k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (96×63×23 mm)
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

Items often bought with the Olympus TG-820 or Fujifilm XP50

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Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP50.
Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-820 iHS.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP50

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$130.00 vs $249.95
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The best price we've seen is $120 cheaper (around 50% 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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 9.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 9x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
96×63×23 mm vs 99×68×26 mm
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More than 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-820's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. 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-82096×63×23 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP501"
              TG-8200.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP50175 g
              TG-820155 g
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $161

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $152

              Wide angle Has a significantly 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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $325

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $130 - $199

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $125

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $315

              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

              $159

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

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $580

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $425

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $262

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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