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

58

Sony Alpha NEX-5

42

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
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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

$799

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Super zoom

$214

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$999

Screen size Significantly 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

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 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

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

discussion

Canon PowerShot G11
PowerShot G11
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