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

45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

37

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

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

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$649 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$1,100

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Thinner
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$515 - $798

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

Travel zoom

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

Sony Cybershot W580

Compact

Storage slots Has more storage slots
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Ultra compact

$150

Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen

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