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
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
12,800 ISO
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$579 - $698

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
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-FX78 Competitors

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Travel zoom

$230

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

Compact

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

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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