Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography vs Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography and Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography were released 2012 and Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital was released 2010. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography Canon 2012
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital Canon 2010

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 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

Both these cameras has the exact same resolution. Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital has 18,7 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 60D Astrophotography 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 18,7 MP 17915904 5184 3456

ISO range

Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital. Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 100-51200
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 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.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography can shoot up to 5,3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital can shoot up to 3,7 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 5,3
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 3,7

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography and Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital can shoot movies.

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 60D Astrophotography weighs 755 gr (equal to 1,66 lb) which is 48% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital and its 510 gr (or 1,12 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 755 gr 1,66 lb
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 510 gr 1,12 lb