Updated (January 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Panasonic Lumix FT25

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$130.00 vs $310.00
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The best price we've seen is $180 cheaper (2.4x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP500.8 fps
              FT201.3 fps
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP509.0 cm
              FT205.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP503,200 ISO
              FT201,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              XP50220 shots
              FT20260 shots
              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

              $117 - $161

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $152

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $240

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $99

              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 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

              $314

              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $260

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $159

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $275 - $289

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $285

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $110

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $293

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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