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

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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

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
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-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$289 - $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 FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Ultra compact

$119

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

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160

Compact

$112

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132

Travel zoom

$114

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Screen size Much smaller screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

Ultra compact

$91

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen size Much smaller screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Placeholder

Sanyo DSC-AZ1

Digicam

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Sensor size Larger sensor
Screen size Much smaller screen
Size Much larger

Panasonic Lumix FX80 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$447 - $449

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

Compact

True resolution Higher true resolution
Sensor size Larger sensor
Movie format Lower resolution movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$214

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Wide angle Better wide angle
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Nikon Coolpix S6600

Nikon Coolpix S6600

Travel zoom

$233

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$500

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

appearance

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discussion

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