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
        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
        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
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        FT20:1.3 fps
        DMC-FT10:4.6 fps
        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
        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
        Screen type No OLED screens Help
        LCD
        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

        $179

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix FT5

        Panasonic Lumix FT5

        Waterproof

        $543

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

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $135 - $300

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly 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
        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
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $214 - $380

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20.

        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
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $656 body only

        $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $260

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

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