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

39

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

35

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 macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Super compact (99×56×20 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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

$501

Supports 24p Supports 24p
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$379

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$982

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Larger screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Compact

$180

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Better macro capability
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$274

Zoom Much more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Much larger
Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Travel zoom

$100

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Macro focus Better macro capability
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed

discussion

Canon PowerShot G11
PowerShot G11
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
Lumix DMC-FX78
Panasonic

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