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

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

45

Sony NEX-5N

37

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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Overall image quality
Great image quality
77.0
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Color depth
Great color depth
23.6 bits
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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 G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$549

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$800

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$648

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$498 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Focus points More focus points
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$448 - $498 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Autofocus Faster autofocus
External flash No external flash support

discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
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