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"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

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-FX580

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

Compact

Weight Is slightly heavier
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-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$300 - $335

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
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-FX78 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$280 - $379

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Nikon Coolpix S800c

Nikon Coolpix S800c

Travel zoom

$222 - $350

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $204

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$269 - $319

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Compact

Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$278 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Significantly larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

Sony Cybershot WX10

Compact

Wide angle Better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen size Smaller screen
Size Slightly larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$118 - $128

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Ultra compact

$120

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

appearance

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discussion

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