Canon EOS 550D vs Canon EOS Kiss X70

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 550D and Canon EOS Kiss X70. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS 550D were released 2010 and Canon EOS Kiss X70 was released 2014. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 550D 2010
Canon EOS Kiss X70 2014

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts of sensor (called "Canon APS-C") which means that if you compare these cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras has a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the camera's sensor size affect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 550D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS Kiss X70 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

Both these cameras have the exact same resolution. Canon EOS 550D has a 18,7 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss X70 has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 550D 18,7 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456
Canon EOS Kiss X70 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

ISO range

Canon EOS 550D has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss X70. Canon EOS 550D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Canon EOS Kiss X70 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 550D 100-12800
Canon EOS Kiss X70 100-6400

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 550D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X70

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 550D can shoot up to 3,7 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss X70 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 550D 3,7
Canon EOS Kiss X70 3

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS 550D and Canon EOS Kiss X70 can shoot movies.

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 550D weighs 510 gr (equal to 1,12 lb) which is 6% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X70 and its 480 gr (or 1,06 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 550D 510 gr
1,12 lb
Canon EOS Kiss X70 480 gr
1,06 lb

Canon EOS 550D vs Canon EOS Kiss X70 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 550D and Canon EOS Kiss X70, 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 550D
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Name Canon EOS 550D Canon EOS Kiss X70
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Release Year 2010 2014
Release Date 2010-02-08 2014-02-12
MSRP 899 USD 549 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Camera Type Digital SLR camera Digital SLR camera
Sensor
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Sensor Size APS-C (1.6x) APS-C (1.6x)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 5184 x 3456 pixels 5184 x 3456 pixels
Megapixels 18,7 MP 18 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 4 DIGIC 4
Image
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS Kiss X70
ISO Range 100 - 12800 100 - 6400
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 9 9
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S
Compatible lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S
Compatible lenses
Focal Length Multiplier 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
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 550D
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1040000 460000
Touch screen No No
Screen type TFT color liquid-crystal LCD TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.87 (0.54 35mm equiv.) 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Frames per second 3,7 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 13 meters 9 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-timer Yes Yes
Timelapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format H.264
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS Kiss X70
HDMI Yes Yes
Microphone port No No
Headphone port No No
Wireless Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
No
Remote Control Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed) Yes (E3 connector)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) N/A 500 shots
Width 129 mm 130 mm
Height 98 mm 100 mm
Depth 62 mm 78 mm
Weight 510 gram 480 gram