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

44

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

36

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
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
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

$576

Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$341

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$390 - $597 body only

$300 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Compact

$500

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$699

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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