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

60

Sony Alpha NEX-5

44

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

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.2 EV
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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

$549

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$399

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$502 - $1,299

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$367 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Size Significantly larger

discussion

Canon PowerShot G11
PowerShot G11
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Sony Alpha NEX-5
Alpha NEX-5
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