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.

Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered 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 of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 1D Canon 2001
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 Canon 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 "APSH"-sensor while Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 1D 65 mm (a Canon APS-H sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.3)
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

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 Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 1D 4,1 MP 4060672 2464 1648
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 15,1 MP 15054336 4752 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, afterwards 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 supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that 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 definately 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 of 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, carried around, for several hours at the 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 (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 1D 1585 gr 3,49 lb
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 520 gr 1,15 lb