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

Panasonic Lumix FT20 vs Olympus mju Tough 8010

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20

60

Olympus mju Tough 8010

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FT20

Really small
Size
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus mju Tough 8010

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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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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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
              mju Tough 8010:95x62x22 mm
              FT20:101x58x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              mju Tough 8010:0.9"
              FT20:0.7"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              mju Tough 8010:None
              FT20:6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              mju Tough 8010:0.3 fps
              FT20:1.3 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              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

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Waterproof

              $231

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $199

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $248

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

              Olympus mju Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus mju Tough 6020

              Olympus mju Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $289

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $350 - $360

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Waterproof

              $253

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $233

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

              Panasonic Lumix FT4

              Waterproof

              $318

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

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

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