Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Sony NEX-5N

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

59

Sony NEX-5N

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
380 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Overall image quality
Great image quality
77.0
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
23.6 bits

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$550

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$490

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$723

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$590 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,649 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Larger
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

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