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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

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

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$130

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$199

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$500

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Compact

$568

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Travel zoom

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Travel zoom

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

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
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