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Panasonic FX78 vs Panasonic L10

Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
31
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 front
Portability
66
Imaging
45
Features
38
Overall
42

Panasonic FX78 vs Panasonic L10 Key Specs

Panasonic FX78
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.5-5.9) lens
  • 142g - 100 x 55 x 21mm
  • Introduced January 2011
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-FX77
Panasonic L10
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 556g - 135 x 96 x 78mm
  • Revealed December 2007
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Panasonic FX78 vs Panasonic L10 Overview

On this page, we will be comparing the Panasonic FX78 versus Panasonic L10, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Advanced DSLR and both are produced by Panasonic. The image resolution of the FX78 (12MP) and the L10 (10MP) is relatively similar but the FX78 (1/2.3") and L10 (Four Thirds) have totally different sensor dimensions.

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The FX78 was introduced 3 years later than the L10 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras have different body design with the Panasonic FX78 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic L10 being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before we go straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a short overview of how the FX78 matches up vs the L10 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FX78 over the Panasonic L10

 FX78 L10 
RevealedJanuary 2011December 2007More recent by 38 months
Screen dimensions3.5"2.5"Bigger screen (+1")
Screen resolution230k207kSharper screen (+23k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic L10 over the Panasonic FX78

 L10 FX78 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus

Common features in the Panasonic FX78 and Panasonic L10

 FX78 L10 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Panasonic FX78 vs Panasonic L10 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to lug around your camera frequently, you're going to have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic FX78 comes with outside dimensions of 100mm x 55mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 142 grams (0.31 lbs) and the Panasonic L10 has dimensions of 135mm x 96mm x 78mm (5.3" x 3.8" x 3.1") and a weight of 556 grams (1.23 lbs).

Contrast the Panasonic FX78 versus Panasonic L10 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at the time. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the FX78 compared to the L10.

Panasonic FX78 vs Panasonic L10 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the FX78 and L10 is 95 and 66 respectively.

Panasonic FX78 vs Panasonic L10 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FX78 vs Panasonic L10 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very difficult to see the difference between sensor measurements only by going over technical specs. The graphic below may provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the FX78 and L10.

As you can tell, both the cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The FX78 using its tinier sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field more challenging and the Panasonic FX78 will offer you greater detail using its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop photographs more aggressively. The more modern FX78 will have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic FX78 vs Panasonic L10 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FX78 vs Panasonic L10 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FX78 vs Panasonic L10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FX78 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic L10 Portrait photography advice
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no manual focus
no manual exposure
no external flash support
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
57
has manual focus
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
low MP (10MP)
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic FX78
Street photography with Panasonic L10
57
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
59
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
lighter than competitors in class (556g)
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FX78 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic L10 as a Sports photography camera
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image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking focus
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400 seconds)
max frames per second very slow (4.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
low battery power (200 CIPA)
does not have phase detect autofocus
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sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
has phase detect AF
slow fps (3.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FX78 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic L10 Travel photography highlights
56
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
no Time Lapse function
low battery power (200 CIPA)
low MP (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
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lighter than competitors in class (556g)
flash built-in
does not have Time Lapse function
low MP (10 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FX78 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic L10 as a Landscape photography camera
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quite wide (24mm)
big screen (3.5 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
no manual exposure
low MP (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
low battery power (200 shots)
no Time Lapse function
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has manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
screen is small (2.5")
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic FX78
Vlogging with Panasonic L10
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quite wide (24mm)
touch screen
image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
display is not selfie friendly
no mic support
9
can't shoot video
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Panasonic FX78 vs Panasonic L10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FX78 and Panasonic L10
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10
Also called as Lumix DMC-FX77 -
Type Small Sensor Compact Advanced DSLR
Introduced 2011-01-25 2007-12-14
Physical type Compact Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine FHD -
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 6400 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 11 3
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Micro Four Thirds
Lens focal range 24-120mm (5.0x) -
Maximum aperture f/2.5-5.9 -
Macro focus distance 5cm -
Number of lenses - 45
Crop factor 5.9 2.1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3.5 inch 2.5 inch
Screen resolution 230k dots 207k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage - 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.47x
Features
Min shutter speed 60s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/1400s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 4.0 frames per second 3.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.60 m 11.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, Red-Eye Auto, On, Red-Eye On, Red-Eye Slow Sync, Off, Slow Sync (1&2)
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) -
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 None
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD -
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 142 grams (0.31 lb) 556 grams (1.23 lb)
Physical dimensions 100 x 55 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 135 x 96 x 78mm (5.3" x 3.8" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 55
DXO Color Depth score not tested 21.3
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.8
DXO Low light score not tested 429
Other
Battery life 200 images -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $210 $350