Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix FT25 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20

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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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10

Size
Really small
Compact 100x64x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic FT20

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Wide angle Much better wide angle 25 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size Smaller 101x58x19 mm vs 100x64x22 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 142 g vs 172 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FT10

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FT10's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 4.6 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Thickness Thin Help
FT20:0.7"
DMC-FT10:0.9"
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
6,400 ISO
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
FT20:1.3 fps
DMC-FT10:4.6 fps
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.7"
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
4x
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
FT20:f/3.9
DMC-FT10:f/3.5

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Size Fairly small Help
FT20:101x58x19 mm
DMC-FT10:100x64x22 mm
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
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
FT20:25 mm
DMC-FT10:35 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix FT25

Panasonic Lumix FT25

Waterproof

$183

Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix FT5

Panasonic Lumix FT5

Waterproof

$407

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$297 - $543

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

Panasonic Lumix FT4

Waterproof

Movie format Records higher quality movies
3D Captures 3D images
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix S32

Nikon Coolpix S32

Waterproof

$107 - $188

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

Waterproof

Movie format Records higher quality movies
3D Captures 3D images
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

Waterproof

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $214

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Pentax WG-4

Pentax WG-4

Waterproof

Aperture Much wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus mju Tough 3000

Olympus mju Tough 3000

Waterproof

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Macro focus Better macro capability
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Fujifilm FinePix F10 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix F10 Zoom

Compact

Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor size Larger sensor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

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discussion

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