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
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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
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
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
5 cm
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"
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 Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
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
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

$172

Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
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
Olympus TG-320

Olympus Tough TG-320

Waterproof

$211

3D Captures 3D images
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

Waterproof

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

Waterproof

$412

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
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$339

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Travel zoom

$131

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Size Larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$249 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Much larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

Waterproof

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Weight Heavier

appearance

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discussion

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