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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FT20

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

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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        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
        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 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

        Panasonic Lumix FT25

        Panasonic Lumix FT25

        Waterproof

        $242

        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $169

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        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
        Olympus TG-610

        Olympus TG-610

        Waterproof

        $379

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        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
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $229 - $340

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Olympus TG-620

        Olympus TG-620

        Waterproof

        $175

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Size Is slightly larger
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Olympus mju Tough 8010 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Travel zoom

        $250

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        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-TX5

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

        Waterproof

        $310

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Waterproof

        $349 - $430

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        $146

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Size Larger
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Waterproof

        $160 - $179

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Waterproof

        $150 - $192

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Size Significantly larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Waterproof

        $210

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

        Panasonic Lumix FT4

        Waterproof

        $329

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

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