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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

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

$400

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$300

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$594 - $798

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 ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

$320

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Takes 3D photos
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-SZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Travel zoom

$189

3D Takes 3D photos
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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