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
 

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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        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
        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
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        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

        $171

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

        Panasonic Lumix FT4

        Waterproof

        $599

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        3D Captures 3D images
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix FT5

        Panasonic Lumix FT5

        Waterproof

        $298 - $299

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly 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
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Waterproof

        $223

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Waterproof

        $160 - $199

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Size Significantly larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $212

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Panasonic Lumix FX80

        Panasonic Lumix FX80

        Compact

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Waterproof

        $169

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

        Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

        Waterproof

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Waterproof

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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