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

56

Sony Alpha NEX-5

41

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

Color depth
Great color depth
22.2 bits

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 SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$418

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$800

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$155

Startup delay Less startup delay
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

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
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay More startup delay

discussion

Canon PowerShot G11
PowerShot G11
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Sony Alpha NEX-5
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