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

Panasonic Lumix FT20

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20

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Olympus mju Tough 8010

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Olympus mju Tough 8010

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FT20

Really small
Size
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
142 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus mju Tough 8010

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 

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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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"
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              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
              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
              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
              mju Tough 8010:28 mm
              FT20:25 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
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $257

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

              Waterproof

              $322

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Waterproof

              $170

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus mju Tough 8000

              Olympus mju Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Size Is slightly larger
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Pentax Optio WG-2

              Pentax Optio WG-2

              Waterproof

              $235

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

              Olympus mju Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus mju Tough 6020

              Olympus mju Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Significantly lighter
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Waterproof

              $286

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Waterproof

              $225

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Size Slightly larger
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              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 FT5

              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Waterproof

              $291 - $298

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

              Panasonic Lumix FT4

              Waterproof

              $331

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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