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

Panasonic Lumix FT20

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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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

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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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              FT20:0.7"
              DMC-FT10:0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              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
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              FT20:f/3.9
              DMC-FT10:f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              FT20:101x58x19 mm
              DMC-FT10:100x64x22 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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

              $261

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Waterproof

              $291 - $298

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $329

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

              Panasonic Lumix FT4

              Waterproof

              $331

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

              Waterproof

              $322

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $120 - $159

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Ricoh WG-20

              Ricoh WG-20

              Waterproof

              $140 - $149

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

              Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $239 - $400

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Waterproof Not waterproof

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