Nikon D5100 vs Canon PowerShot G5

Nikon D5100
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

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

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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

$300 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$329 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$440 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$870

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Nikon DL24-85

Nikon DL24-85

Pro digicam

$647

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A

Boutique

$429

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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