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

Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

68

Sony NEX-5N

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$424

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$340 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$280

Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 - $548 body only

$579 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$808 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

Canon Powershot S100
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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