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

Panasonic Lumix FT20 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10

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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
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach

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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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1300s
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Around 20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              FT20101x58x19 mm
              DMC-FT10100x64x22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              FT200.7"
              DMC-FT100.9"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              FT201/1300s
              DMC-FT101/1600s
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              FT20f/3.9
              DMC-FT10f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              FT2025 mm
              DMC-FT1035 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Waterproof

              $298

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Waterproof

              $271

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Waterproof

              $210 - $270

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

              Waterproof

              $217

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

              Panasonic Lumix FT4

              Waterproof

              $315

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $238

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $210

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $257

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Waterproof

              $250

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Olympus mju Tough 8000

              Olympus mju Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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