Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony NEX-5N

Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
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49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Overall image quality
Great image quality
77.0
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Color depth
Great color depth
23.6 bits
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,079 ISO

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$392

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
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Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $650

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

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Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points More focus points
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
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Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$403

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p No 24p support
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Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points More focus points
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

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rolltide3332 (2:17 AM, December 28, 2013)
I cant understand the justification of picking the S100 just because of price, gps, and Records high-speed movies. It should not even be close. The Sony NEX 5n is lightyears better quality pictures. They are not even in the same class of camera. They shouldn't be close just because one is mirrorless and on is point and shoot. Could someone PLEASE tell me either that i'm completely ignorant and missing something, or there is blatant prejudice on the Sony.
 
Patrizia Ferri (11:40 AM, February 27, 2012)
aiutatemi vi prego ho appena acquistato la canon s100 ma ora penso che avrei fatto bene ha comprare la sony hx9v. Faccio in tempo a cambiarla oppure ho fatto la scelta giusta,lo zoom della canon sembra scarso mentre quello di sony è eccezzionale