Nikon D5100 vs Canon PowerShot G5

Nikon D5100
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
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
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2
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 Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$480

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$419 - $447 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

$389 body only

$399 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

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Canon PowerShot G2

Pro digicam

Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Thickness Slightly thinner
Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$539 - $698

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Larger

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