Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Olympus mju Tough 8010 vs Panasonic Lumix FT25

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Olympus mju Tough 8010

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FT20

Size
Really small
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
142 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus mju Tough 8010

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus mju Tough 8010

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Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Panasonic FT20

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Battery life Longer battery life 260 shots vs 200 shots
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30% more shots per battery charge
Size Smaller 101x58x19 mm vs 95x62x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 142 g vs 215 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 1.3 fps vs 0.3 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Longer exposures 8s vs 1/4s
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32x longer exposures
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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
Size Fairly small Help
mju Tough 8010:95x62x22 mm
FT20:101x58x19 mm
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Thickness Thin Help
mju Tough 8010:0.9"
FT20:0.7"
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
mju Tough 8010:None
FT20:6,400 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
mju Tough 8010:0.3 fps
FT20:1.3 fps
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
f/3.9
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.7"
Movie format HD (720p) video Help
mju Tough 8010:720p
FT20:720p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
mju Tough 8010:5x
FT20:4x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
mju Tough 8010:Sensor shift
FT20:Lens
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
mju Tough 8010:28 mm
FT20:25 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349 - $449

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$250

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

Waterproof

$412

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

Waterproof

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

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

Olympus mju Tough 8010 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus Tough TG-810

Waterproof

$441

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Size Larger
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Olympus TG-620

Olympus TG-620

Waterproof

$220

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Slightly larger
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$339

Aperture Much wider aperture
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Thicker
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$249 - $269

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Thicker
Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Travel zoom

$290

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Larger
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix FT25

Panasonic Lumix FT25

Waterproof

$171

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Size Slightly larger
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Waterproof

$160 - $199

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Significantly larger
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

Panasonic Lumix FT4

Waterproof

$600

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Significantly larger
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $212

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix FX80

Panasonic Lumix FX80

Compact

Aperture Much wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Battery life Shorter battery life

appearance

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discussion

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