Updated (January 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot G11 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Canon PowerShot G11 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Winner
Canon PowerShot G11

63

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G11

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
1000 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G11.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G11 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$450

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$599 - $1,099

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

Compact

$366

Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$162

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$344

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Canon PowerShot G11
PowerShot G11
Canon

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
Lumix DMC-FX78
Panasonic

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