Updated (January 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP60 vs Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS4 vs Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

71

Fujifilm FinePix XP50

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great battery life
Battery life
310 shots
Great macro
Macro focus
5.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP50

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP50.
Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP50

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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
Significantly cheaper
$180.00 vs $425.00
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The best price we've seen is $245 cheaper (2.4x less)
Weight
Lighter
175 g vs 197 g
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More than 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS4

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the TS4's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 9.0 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 40% closer to the lens
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
310 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.7 fps vs 0.8 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              XP501080p @ 30fps
              TS41080p @ 60fps
              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
              TS45.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP503,200 ISO
              TS41,600 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP500.8 fps
              TS43.7 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP505x
              TS44.6x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP5099×68×26 mm
              TS4103×64×27 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP501"
              TS41.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $370

              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 XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $148 - $229

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $149

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $225

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $232

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $169

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $243 - $289

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

              Waterproof

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $379 - $431

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS

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