Updated (January 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

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42

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34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weight
Light-weight
142 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Overall image quality Worse image quality
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $650

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
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Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

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Panasonic Lumix FH10

Ultra compact

$120

Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Super zoom

$329

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen size Much smaller screen
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
Screen size Much smaller screen

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Lumix DMC-LX5
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