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

Panasonic Lumix TS20

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

65

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Fujifilm FinePix XP10

51

Fujifilm FinePix XP10

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS20

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP10

Weight
Light-weight
135 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP10

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$120.00 vs $215.00
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The best price we've seen is $95 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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
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
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              XP10:0.9"
              TS20:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP10:135 g
              TS20:142 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              XP10:None
              TS20:6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              XP10:96x64x23 mm
              TS20:101x58x19 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $120 - $159

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $300

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix Z700EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix Z700EXR

              Compact

              $165

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $226 - $248

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Thickness Thicker
              Kodak Easyshare Sport C123

              Kodak EasyShare Sport C123

              Waterproof

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Size Larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $169

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $128 - $169

              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $199 - $427

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Ricoh WG-20

              Ricoh WG-20

              Waterproof

              $140 - $149

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $248

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger

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