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
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight
Light-weight
142 g

galleries

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

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$426

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$300

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$206

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Compact

$370

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Compact

$300

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Macro focus Better macro capability
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus VH-210

Olympus VH-210

Compact

$160

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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