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
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 G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$999

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Startup delay Less startup delay
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$900

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$545

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$370 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 - $550 body only

$649 - $650 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$516 body only

$802 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

discussion

Canon PowerShot G11
PowerShot G11
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