LUMIX® FX78 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

  • 3.5" Smart Touch Screen
  • Full HD Movie Recording
  • Mega OIS+Active Mode


LUMIX FX78 Features a F2.5 Super-Bright 24mm Ultra-Wide-Angle Leica Lens for Superb Photo and Video Quality and a Large 3.5-inch Smart Touch LCD for Intuitive Operation

LUMIX FX78, which features a new Smart Touch operation on the large 3.5-inch 16:9 aspect LCD, allowing for intuitive touch operation, including Touch AF, Touch Zoom, Touch Shutter, and Touch Playback. The LUMIX FX78 also incorporates a new LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT, 24mm ultra-wide angle lens that has a 5x optical zoom with F2.5 aperture. The 24mm wide-angle lens offers approximately 213% larger viewing space when compared to a traditional 35mm camera. This high-performing lens has been designed to fit the slim body while still offering exceptional photo and video quality. With its wide and bright lens, the LUMIX FX78 excels when shooting dynamic landscapes and in low-lit situations.


The DMC-FX78 incorporates a newly developed high quality LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens that boasts excellent brightness of f/2.5. The f/2.5 lens is even brighter by approx. 25% than the f/2.8 lens which is generally considered a bright lens. It allows the use of higher shutter speed but captures stunningly clear, sharp, blur-free images even in lower lighting situation. Together with the anti-blurring function in the iA Mode, DMC-FX78 powerfully suppress blur caused by the movement of subjects.

venusVenus Engine FHD

The Venus Engine FHD is incorporated that features exceptionally advanced signal processing capabilities. By separating chromatic noise from luminance noise and applying the optimal noise reduction to each, you can capture clear and beautiful images even when shooting at high ISO sensitivity levels. The Venus Engine FHD also provides precisely selective noise reduction to the chromatic noise without affecting the border of colors which is judged from the brightness level of a pixel. Linking smoothly with the new Hi-Speed CCD sensor, the Venus Engine FHD processes a large amount of signals at high speed, making it possible to record 1,920 x 1,080 full HD movie recording and high resolution consecutive shots at 3.7 fps in 12.1-megapixel full resolution and max.10 fps at 3-megapixel recording.

venusBeauty Retouch Mode
With the FX78, you can retouch your subjects after the shot with intuitive touch operation. You can easily adjust esthetics and makeup while preserving the original photo. There is a dedicated esthetic pallet which allow adjustments to skin, teeth whitening, lift up, and eye emphasis; a dedicated makeup pallet allows touchup to foundation, lip color, cheek color and eye shadow.

Touch-control Shooting

The DMC-FX78 gives you smooth, free, touch-control shooting. Your subject is instantly brought into auto focus by simply touching the image on the large, 3.5-inch LCD. You can also operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time with just a touch and the Sonic Speed AF system provides fast, accurate AF performance for an entirely new style of shooting.

Touch AF Tracking (Photo / Movie)

Touch the screen, and the DMC-FX78 locks on and automatically "tracks" the subject as it moves, keeping on adjusting the focus settings for best results.

Touch Playback Control (Photo/Movie)

The touch-screen operation excels not only for shooting but also for playing back images with outstanding visibility. You can drag the image across the screen with a finger to browse a collection of photos as you flip over the pages of the book.

c3D Photo Mode

The newly added 3D Photo Mode* produces a 3D image in the camera. The image-processing method used by LUMIX records beautiful images with less distortion or visible image links. Take 20 panning shots and the camera automatically selects the two most suitable images one for the right eye and one for the left eye to synthesize a 3D composite. The 3D image can be viewed on a VIERA 3D HDTV. The 3D image format is compatible with MPO, so it can be played back on other MPO-compatible equipment such as TVs and digital photo frames, or printed.

* The picture size is fixed to 2-megapixel (16:9)

Slide the camera for consecutive shots. The camera creates 3D photo data by selecting two optimal images.

The 3D image can be viewed on VIERA 3D HDTV and gives you a whole new exciting experience.

3.5-inch, 16:9 LCD

The DMC-FX78 is equipped with a 3.5-inch 16:9 LCD with 230,000-dot high-resolution and a wide-viewing angle. The big screen reflects fine details, making it easy to check the focus before shooting. It also serves as a small photo and video viewer, allowing you and friends to enjoy viewing the still and motion images together.

cLUMIX Image Uploader

The DMC-FX78 gives you a new form of communication by letting you share your photos and movies. All you have to do is checkmark the photos and movies you want to share and connect the camera or SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card to a computer. Uploading automatically starts by simply following the guidance.* Facebook can be used for photos and YouTube™ for movies. You can join these social networking services without having to install any special software. It's easy to share photos and movies on the spot, which means that your friends don't have to wait for you to come back home to see them.

Select "Upload Set" from the playback menu, and then select the photos and movies.

The software is launched after connecting the camera or SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card to a computer.*

You can share the URL by e-mail right after the upload!

* LUMIX Image Uploader starts up automatically on the computer the supplied software "PHOTOfunSTUDIO Ver. 6.0" or later is installed.
In other case, start up the menu by double-clicking the file "LUMIXUP.EXE" in the folder below:
[My Computer] > [Removable Disk] > DCIM > AD_LUMIX (Windows)
* YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
* Facebook and the Facebook logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Facebook, Inc.

SpecificationsExpand All

    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
    • Intelligent Zoom
    • Lens
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focusing Area
    • Focus Range Display
    • AF Metering
    • Focus
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • White Balance
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Backlight Compensation
    • Auto Bracketing ( AE)
    • Light Metering System
    • Face Detection
    • Still Image Scene Mode
    • Additional Still Image Scene Modes
    • Movie Scene Mode
    • Shutter Interval
    • Self Timer
    • Auto Review
    • Image Quality
    • Motion Picture Recording 4:3
    • Motion Picture Recording HD Movie
    • Intelligent Exposure
    • Composition Guide Lines
    • Scene Mode Help Screen
    • LCD Monitor
    • Playback Mode
    • OSD Language
    • Recording Media
    • Interface
    • Viera Link
    • Built-in-Flash
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
    • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Focus Icon Select
    • Optical Zoom in Motion Picture
    • Macro Zoom
    • Orientation Detector
    • Slideshow Mode
    • Show Histogram
    • Delete Image
    • Cut Animation
    • PictBridge Support
    • AVCHD / AVCHD Lite REC
    • One-Touch Movie Button
    • Movie REC Guide
    • Wind-Cut in Motion Picture
    • Intelligent ISO Control
    • Face Recognition
    • Intelligent Scene Selector
    • File Format
    • Mode Dial / Mode Button
    • Still Picture Recording 4:3
    • Still Picture Recording 3:2
    • Still Picture Recording 16:9
    • Still Picture Recording 1:1
    • Color Mode / Color Effect
    • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
    • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)
    • Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume
    • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
    • Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback
    • Set Favorites / Rotate Image
    • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
    • Travel Date / World Time
    • Built-in-Memory
    • Microphone / Speaker
    • Power
    • Battery life (approx.)
    • Touch Panel
    • AF Tracking
    • Intelligent Resolution Technology
    • Video Divide
    • Motion Deblur mode
    • HDMI output
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Playback Motion Picture
    • LUMIX Image Uploader
    • Recommended Humidity
    • Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
    • AVCHD with picture quality
    • MOTION JPEG with picture quality
    • Optical Image Stabilizer.
    • UPC


DMC-FX78 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Below link is more useful to know this model I think you can know about this model more detailed in Panasonic global website.
Date published: 2012-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really like this!! I am Japanese, I have its Japanese version "DMC-FX77”, I think the only difference is the language on the display, mine is with Japanese language. I happened to view this website, and I wonder why nobody ever put a comment for such a nice camera, so I think I can write a review for this (Please forgive me for my poor English). The color, its white color is beautiful, I think the color is a bit like ivory with pearl finish. I really like this camera and this model actually has been rated quite high in one of the Japanese evaluation website for many kinds of products or service. I introduce you some evaluations from the website for example. I totally agree with them, and "Beauty Retouch Mode" is also very convenient for the ladies, I think. I think the only problem is a power of the battery as one of them says, so I suggest you to prepare spare battery if you use it for travel, but I think it's no problem for the daily use. A) I take pictures everyday (with a camera), I only use compact digital camera because of the easiness to carry. I bought this "Panasonic" model for the first time feeling it attractive for its wide lens (24mm Ultra-Wide-Angle Leica Lens). The LCD display is also wide and beautiful. The response of touch panel is also good, we can also take a picture by only touching the display if you like, it's very easy because the camera automatically focus on the pint where you touch the display (Touch-control Shooting). The focus is rapid, when taking pictures of my children, it surely chases the moving of them. I am really surprised of its rapidity because I felt the time lug with my previous camera in the same occasion. The movie taken with this camera, I'm content with its picture quality, it is enough for taking pictures with compact digital camera. This is very nice model in the category of compact digital camera, such a light weight, small sized with fine functions and specification. I think the only problem is that it’s a bit difficult to get used to the icons in the beginning, but I think it's no longer the problem once you get used to it. If you really seek the quality of the picture or functions, you probably choose compact system camera with zoom lens, but I don't need such models for taking pictures everyday. I don't understand why those who can't use the functions of those models properly want to have compact system cameras with zoom lens, because this model's performance is amazing though it's a compact digital camera. I am very content with buying this camera, after sometime ago. B) (Design) I think the design is good with the quality of the materials, and the thickness itself is no problem, only the dimension on the catalog became a bit thicker than the similar models of other manufacturers because around the area of its lens is a bit thicker than the rest part of the camera. (Quality of the picture) I think 1.21 mega pixels is enough. As the number of the pixels gets larger, file size increases and it gets more hard to back up the data. I think 1 mega pixel is already fine. (Operation) In case of Panasonic, it's easy to use because the power switch is slide type. The button for taking movies, the button for zooming, they are not icons but mechanical type, it's also good to make it easy. (Battery) It doesn't last long, makes me feel stress. (Size) The thickness 20mm class is good, thinking about the operation holding with hands. (Functions) I think it's fine considering about the easiness of the usage and the quality of the pictures. With its strong performance of trembling reduction system, I don't feel any special problem even when taking pictures in the night. (LCD) The large 3.5-inch LCD enables the operation without stress and convenient when viewing the pictures taken. (Feeling of holding) With its strong performance of trembling reduction system, you don't have to "hold" the camera with intention. (General) Very strong performance of trembling reduction system and easiness of the usage put this camera's evaluation high.
Date published: 2012-02-04
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