Panasonic Lumix FT20 vs Olympus TG310

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FT20

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact (101×58×19 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm

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Advantages of the Olympus TG310

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the TG310's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5.9 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$209.99 vs $312.49
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The best price we've seen is $103 cheaper (more than 30% 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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
101×58×19 mm vs 96×63×23 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
142 g vs 155 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG31096×63×23 mm
              FT20101×58×19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG3100.9"
              FT200.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG310155 g
              FT20142 g
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG3103.6x
              FT204x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG310f/3.5
              FT20f/3.9

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              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

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $240

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $262

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $130

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Waterproof

              $189

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $180

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

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $159

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $152

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Slightly larger
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              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 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
              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
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $136

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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