Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 vs Panasonic Lumix FX80

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x55x20 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FX80

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x56x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX78

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic FX80

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size Slightly smaller 96x56x19 mm vs 99x55x20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 131 g vs 142 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        f/2.5
        Size Fairly small Help
        DMC-FX78:99x55x20 mm
        FX80:96x56x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        DMC-FX78:142 g
        FX80:131 g
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        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
        3.7 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        DMC-FX78:5x
        FX80:4.6x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Ultra compact

        $130 - $170

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $174 - $300

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $280 - $350

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $159

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $319 - $399

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Smaller
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $92

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

        Compact

        $145

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $230 - $328

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $186

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $147 - $250

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

        Compact

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Waterproof

        $178 - $190

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Waterproof Waterproof
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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