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

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

56

Sony NEX-5N

46

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
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
235 ms shutter lag

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

$498

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$329

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$611

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

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 body only

$999 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
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