Updated (May 2010): Compare the Canon PowerShot G11 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Canon PowerShot G11 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Canon PowerShot G11

40

Sony Alpha NEX-5

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G11

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great battery life
Battery life
1000 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G11.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G11 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$501

Supports 24p Supports 24p
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$379

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$982

Screen size Larger screen
Startup delay Less startup delay
Overall image quality Worse image quality

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$300 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$241 body only

$431 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

discussion

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