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 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
        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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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 ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $329

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

        Panasonic Lumix ZS15

        Travel zoom

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $170 - $250

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        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-FX75

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

        Compact

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Travel zoom

        $125 - $130

        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

        Sony Cybershot WX10

        Compact

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $215 - $300

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $338 - $348

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Olympus FE-5020

        Olympus FE-5020

        Compact

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

        Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

        Travel zoom

        $214

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot S200

        Canon PowerShot S200

        Pro digicam

        $232 - $290

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix FH10

        Panasonic Lumix FH10

        Ultra compact

        $105

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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