Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Nikon D5, which was introduced in January 2016 is a Pro DSLR camera with a 21.0MP Full frame sensor whereas Canon S120, which was introduced in November 2013 is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a 12.0MP 1/1.7" sensor.
Comparing a DSLR camera to a Compact camera is not an easy task but we will do our best to make this a fair comparison. Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Nikon D5 is ranked #3
out of 34 Pro DSLR cameras with an overall score of 85 whereas Canon S120 is ranked #7
out of 262 Small Sensor Compact cameras with an overall score of 63.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Nikon D5 and Canon S120 before getting into our more detailed comparison.