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
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
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Zoom Poor zoom Help
DMC-FX78:5x
FX80:4.6x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

Compact

Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$235 - $300

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
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-FH25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

Travel zoom

$150

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Compact

$190

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-FX78 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Compact

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$794

Macro focus Better macro capability
External flash Supports an external flash
Size Much larger
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

Compact

Screen size Much smaller screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Ultra compact

$100 - $170

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$278

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$199

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen size Smaller screen
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

Compact

Wide angle Better wide angle
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$478

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Travel zoom

$280

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Slightly larger

appearance

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discussion

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