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

43

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

35

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
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

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
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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

$270

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$579 - $798

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

Compact

$149

Aperture Wider aperture
Macro focus Better macro capability
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$418 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Travel zoom

$318

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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