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

56

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
2300 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
310 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

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

$279 - $380

3D Takes 3D photos
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$272

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$599 - $698

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Compact

$180

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Better macro capability
Screen size Much smaller screen
Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Travel zoom

$100

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Macro focus Better macro capability
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$274

Zoom Much more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Much larger

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
Lumix DMC-FX78
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