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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 vs Panasonic Lumix FX80

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

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Panasonic Lumix FX80

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FX80

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Size
Really small
Super compact (96×56×19 mm)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX78

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.5" vs 3"
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Around 20% larger screen
Wide angle
Much 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
96×56×19 mm vs 99×56×20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
131 g vs 142 g
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Around 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1300s
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Around 20% faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.5
              Size Fairly small Help
              DMC-FX7899×56×20 mm
              FX8096×56×19 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DMC-FX781080p @ 30fps
              FX801080p @ 60fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              DMC-FX783.5"
              FX803"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DMC-FX78142 g
              FX80131 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              DMC-FX781/1300s
              FX801/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3.7 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-FX785x
              FX804.6x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

              Compact

              $177

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35

              Compact

              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $179

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              $260

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $389

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,499 body only

              $1,800 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Compact

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $369

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Compact

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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