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

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x55x20 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FX80

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
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX78

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
Wide angle 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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recommendations

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
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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
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
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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$280 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Compact

Weight Is slightly heavier
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Compact

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Compact

$230

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Movie format Records lower quality movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

Compact

Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$228 - $249

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$273 body only

$427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Travel zoom

3D Takes 3D photos
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $259

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

Panasonic Lumix TS20

Waterproof

$130

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$310

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

Travel zoom

$280

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

Travel zoom

$324

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture

appearance

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discussion

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