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

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Olympus mju Tough 8010

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FT20

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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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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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.3 fps vs 0.3 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
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 801095x62x22 mm
              FT20101x58x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              mju Tough 80100.9"
              FT200.7"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              mju Tough 80100.3 fps
              FT201.3 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              mju Tough 8010720p
              FT20720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              mju Tough 80105x
              FT204x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $238

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Waterproof

              $278

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

              Panasonic Lumix FT4

              Waterproof

              $331

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $280

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $310

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus mju Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Waterproof

              $257

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus mju Tough 8000

              Olympus mju Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              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
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $580

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Waterproof

              $298

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Slightly larger
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $340 - $398

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Waterproof

              $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger

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