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

63

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FT20

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact (101×58×19 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
1.0 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
Size
Really small
Compact (95×62×22 mm)

differences

Advantages of the Olympus mju Tough 8010

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 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
  1. Lens
vs
  1. 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
101×58×19 mm vs 95×62×22 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 801095×62×22 mm
              FT20101×58×19 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
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              mju Tough 8010None
              FT206,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              mju Tough 8010200 shots
              FT20260 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Waterproof

              $272

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $210

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              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

              Olympus mju Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $230

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $279

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $379 - $431

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly 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
              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Size Larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Waterproof

              $324

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              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 FT5

              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Waterproof

              $230 - $250

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              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-FT4

              Panasonic Lumix FT4

              Waterproof

              $367

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger

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