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
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
 

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-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$548 - $798

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Pro digicam

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
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-FX78 Competitors

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Travel zoom

Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Compact

$397

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$445

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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