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

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
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
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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
        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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        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
        Size Fairly small Help
        FT20:101x58x19 mm
        DMC-FT10:100x64x22 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
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        5 cm
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix FT25

        Panasonic Lumix FT25

        Waterproof

        $172 - $202

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

        Panasonic Lumix FT4

        Waterproof

        $268 - $606

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        3D Captures 3D images
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix FT5

        Panasonic Lumix FT5

        Waterproof

        $382 - $390

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $254

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        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
        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $250

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix XP200

        Fujifilm FinePix XP200

        Waterproof

        $203 - $238

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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
        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Waterproof

        $132

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Size Larger

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

        Waterproof

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Weight Heavier
        Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

        Waterproof

        $229

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier

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