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
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,183 ISO
 

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

$289 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Weight Lighter
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$367 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$502 - $1,299

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
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Canon PowerShot G2

Pro digicam

$106

Wide angle Better wide angle
Thickness Slightly thinner
Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
Canon PowerShot S2 IS

Canon PowerShot S2 IS

Super zoom

$200

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

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