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

47

Sony Alpha NEX-5

39

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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
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

$650

Supports 24p Supports 24p
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$994

Screen size Larger screen
Startup delay Less startup delay
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399 - $499

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$287 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$350 with 16mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies

discussion

Canon PowerShot G11
PowerShot G11
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