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

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
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
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic FT20

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Wide angle 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
Weight Significantly lighter 142 g vs 215 g
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More than 30% lighter
Size Smaller 101x58x19 mm vs 95x62x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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
        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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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
        Size Fairly small Help
        mju Tough 8010:95x62x22 mm
        FT20:101x58x19 mm
        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging
        Screen type No OLED screens Help
        LCD
        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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Waterproof

        $132

        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

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

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $264

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus TG-820 iHS

        Olympus TG-820

        Waterproof

        $190

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $235 - $380

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

        Olympus mju Tough 8010 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Waterproof

        $290

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Waterproof

        $344 - $348

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Thicker
        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
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

        Waterproof

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Size Larger
        Olympus TG-610

        Olympus TG-610

        Waterproof

        $220

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix FT25

        Panasonic Lumix FT25

        Waterproof

        $172 - $202

        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Size Slightly larger
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

        Panasonic Lumix FT4

        Waterproof

        $268 - $606

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Waterproof

        $156

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Significantly larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Panasonic Lumix FT5

        Panasonic Lumix FT5

        Waterproof

        $382 - $390

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

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