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

46

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

37

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

$575

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 DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$545 - $698

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Compact

$399

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Ultra compact

$143

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

Ultra compact

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

discussion

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