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

49

Sony Alpha NEX-5

36

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
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
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

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$384

Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330

Super zoom

$219

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$420

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

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$207 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $548 body only

$525 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly larger
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 body only

$737 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

discussion

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