Nikon D5100 vs Canon PowerShot G5

Nikon D5100
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

Size
Really small
Standard size (121×74×70 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$426 body only

$390 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$390 - $597 body only

$469 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$600

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Super zoom

$699 - $849

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$626 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization

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