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

Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

60

Sony NEX-5N

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
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

$445

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$510

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$285 - $349

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

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$745 body only

$779 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$360 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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