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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Weight Lighter
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$588 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points Slightly more focus points
Battery life Shorter battery life

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

Waterproof

$420

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$356

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,073 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Significantly larger

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