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Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Panasonic Lumix FT20

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FT20

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact (101×58×19 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
5.0 cm

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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
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$189.00 vs $323.77
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The best price we've seen is $135 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic FT20

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size
Significantly smaller
101×58×19 mm vs 99×68×26 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 9.0 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 40% closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
260 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
142 g vs 175 g
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Around 20% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.3 fps vs 0.8 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP509.0 cm
              FT205.0 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP500.8 fps
              FT201.3 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP503,200 ISO
              FT201,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP505x
              FT204x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP5099×68×26 mm
              FT20101×58×19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP501"
              FT200.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP50175 g
              FT20142 g
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Waterproof

              $325

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $184

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $300

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $140 - $149

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $89

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP22

              Fujifilm FinePix XP22

              Waterproof

              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $331

              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $230

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $131 - $160

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              $250

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Waterproof

              $230 - $250

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

              Panasonic Lumix FT4

              Waterproof

              $344

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Waterproof

              $277

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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