Nikon D5100 vs Canon PowerShot G5

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
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Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$678 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

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Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
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Canon PowerShot Pro1

Pro digicam

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
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Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$1,456

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture

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