Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP20 vs Panasonic Lumix TS25

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS20

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP10

Weight
Light-weight
135 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP10

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Weight Slightly lighter 135 g vs 142 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS20

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Wide angle Much better wide angle 25 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 40% closer to the lens
Size Smaller 101x58x19 mm vs 96x64x23 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.9 vs f/4.0
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At its widest zoom, the TS20's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $119.00 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $230 cheaper (2.9x less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 8s vs 1/4s
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32x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP10:135 g
              TS20:142 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP10:0.9"
              TS20:0.7"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              XP10:None
              TS20:6,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP10:0.6 fps
              TS20:1.3 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP10:9 cm
              TS20:5 cm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              XP10:f/4.0
              TS20:f/3.9
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP10:5x
              TS20:4x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP10:96x64x23 mm
              TS20:101x58x19 mm
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              XP10:36 mm
              TS20:25 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $135 - $169

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $150 - $192

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $120 - $165

              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $188

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $146 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $347

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Boutique

              $2,798

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              $405

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus FE-20

              Olympus FE-20

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung TL205

              Samsung TL205

              Compact

              $95

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              Waterproof

              $520

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Thickness Thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $229 - $340

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $109 - $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $294

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $400

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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