Canon EOS 1D vs Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1D and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS 1D were released 2001 and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 was released 2009. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 1D 2001
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 2009

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1D has a "Canon APS-H"-sensor while Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 1D 65 mm
Canon APS-H sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.3
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 1D has a 4,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 has 15,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 1D 4,1 MP
4060672 pixels
2464 x 1648
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 15,1 MP
15054336 pixels
4752 x 3168

Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 has a 271 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1D. Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Canon EOS 1D has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1D 100-3200
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 100-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 1D can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 can shoot up to 3,4 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1D 8
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 3,4

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3. Sadly, the Canon EOS 1D does not support this.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS 1D weighs 1585 gr (equal to 3,49 lb) which is 205% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 and its 520 gr (or 1,15 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 1D 1585 gr
3,49 lb
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 520 gr
1,15 lb

Canon EOS 1D vs Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 1D and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Name Canon EOS 1D Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Release Year 2001 2009
Release Date 2001-09-25 2009-03-25
MSRP 5499 USD 699 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Sensor Size APS-H (approx 27.9 x 18.6 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Resolution 2464 x 1648 pixels 4752 x 3168 pixels
Megapixels 4,1 MP 15,1 MP
Image Processor DIGIC DIGIC 4
Image
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
ISO Range 100 - 3200 100 - 12800
White Balance Presets 8 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 45 9
Lens Mount Canon EF

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-H Sensor
1.3x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 31 mm
50 mm becomes 65 mm
100 mm becomes 130 mm
200 mm becomes 260 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 2 3
Screen dots 120000 920000
Touch screen No No
Screen type N/A TFT LCD
Live view No Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.72 (0.55 35mm equiv.) 0.87 (0.54 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Frames per second 8 fps 3,4 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/16000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 13 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A H.264
Video resolution N/A 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No No
Storage
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
HDMI Output No Yes
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Remote Control Yes (N3 connector) Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Ni-MH Pack NP-E3
Lithium-Ion LP-E5 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) N/A 440 shots
Width 156 mm 129 mm
Height 158 mm 98 mm
Depth 80 mm 62 mm
Weight 1585 gram 520 gram