DCRP Feature: Canon PowerShot G5 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1 Shootout
by Jeff Keller, DCRP Founder/Editor
Last Updated: Thursday, June 5, 2003

I know that I keep saying that I'm not going to do these anymore, but it seems like a good idea, even with the negative feedback I sometimes receive after doing these shootouts. I will say that it's really hard to get the exact same shot with both cameras, even with a tripod!

For even more sample photos from each camera, visit the PowerShot G5 and DSC-V1 photo galleries.

Important notes

  • To be fair, cameras were set to their highest resolution/quality setting and lowest fixed ISO value, with all other settings at their default values. I realize that results might be different if I tweaked the settings to get a perfect picture, but that opens up a whole other can of worms.
  • Photos were taken in program mode, within one minute of each other. I used a tripod where noted.
  • Clicking on the thumbnail will show an 800 x 600 version of the photo. Do not judge the photo quality using either of these reduced-sized images. To see the original, full-size image, click on View Full Size Image below each thumbnail. To see the settings used for the picture, click on View EXIF Data.
  • Go easy on the bandwidth, as my hosting costs are rising. If you can, please visit the donations page to help pay the bills.
  • Since someone will undoubtedly question my motives with this test -- this is purely informational, and I'm not trying to sway people in any direction. I don't care what camera people buy, as long as they buy it from my sponsors! <grin>
  • If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, let me know. Please don't write asking which I think is better! I put these up so you, the reader, can make this decision!

Canon PowerShot G5 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1
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Tripod shot. G5 did a nicer job with the color, but has much more purple fringing. 

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Fair amount of purple fringing here.

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