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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $119.00 vs $140.26
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The best price we've seen is $21 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $184 - $300

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $126

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              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

              $235 - $359

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319 - $499

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

              Compact

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $350

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $379 - $389

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $125

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $184

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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