Canon PowerShot G1X vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

93

Sony NEX-5N

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
235 ms shutter lag
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$599

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$399 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$500

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $498 body only

$500 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Startup delay Less startup delay
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

Canon PowerShot G1X
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Showing 3 comments

Zzeke (6:17 PM, February 06, 2012)
This is comparing apples and oranges. You are rating the G1 X with its (nondetachable) zoom lens against the Sony body only. So the Canon gets over 50 extra points due to its lens scores. The Sony is readily available with E 18-55 mm a kit lens, and the most valid comparison would be with that version. Take away the lens scores, and the Sony easily beats the Canon on your comparison.

However, the Sony is notorious for the loud clicking noise it imparts to video recordings (see youTube and Amazon reviews), which makes the camera undesirable for many users.
 
Kn_97 (5:23 AM, February 03, 2012)
That's what I want to know according to the points above.  
 
Omerfarooq (6:07 PM, February 01, 2012)
how G1X Won?