Nikon D5100 vs Canon PowerShot G5

Nikon D5100
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
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
 

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

$310 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$647

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$599

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$579 - $598

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

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