Canon EOS Kiss Digital N vs Canon EOS M3

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss Digital N and Canon EOS M3. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS Kiss Digital N were released 2005 and Canon EOS M3 was released 2015. That is a 10 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N 2005
Canon EOS M3 2015

Type of camera

Canon EOS Kiss Digital N is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS M3 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

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 Kiss Digital N 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS M3 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 Kiss Digital N has a 8 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M3 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N 8 MP
7962624 pixels
3456 x 2304
Canon EOS M3 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS M3 has a 201 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss Digital N. 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 M3 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss Digital N. Canon EOS M3 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Canon EOS Kiss Digital N has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N 100-1600
Canon EOS M3 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.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M3 belongs to the Canon EOS M-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M3

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Kiss Digital N can shoot up to 2,8 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M3 can shoot up to 4,2 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N 2,8
Canon EOS M3 4,2

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 M3. Sadly, the Canon EOS Kiss Digital N 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 Kiss Digital N weighs 540 gr (equal to 1.19 lb) which is 48% heavier than Canon EOS M3 and its 366 gr (or 0.81 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N 540 gr
1.19 lb
Canon EOS M3 366 gr
0.81 lb

Canon EOS Kiss Digital N vs Canon EOS M3 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS Kiss Digital N and Canon EOS M3, 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 Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS M3
Name Canon EOS Kiss Digital N Canon EOS M3
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS M3
Release Year 2005 2015
Release Date 2005-02-17 2015-02-06
MSRP 899 USD 679 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS M3
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS M3
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 3456 x 2304 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 8 MP 24 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 2 DIGIC 6
Image
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS M3
ISO Range 100 - 1600 100 - 12800
White Balance Presets 6 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 Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS M3
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 7 49
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF-M

See 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 Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS M3
Articulated LCD Fixed Tilting
Screen size 1.8 3
Screen dots 115000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type N/A ClearView II TFT-LCD
Live view No Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic (Optional via Canon EVF-DC2)
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 0
Photography features
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS M3
Frames per second 2,8 fps 4,2 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 0 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/0 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 5 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS M3
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 Yes
Storage
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS M3
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS M3
HDMI Output No Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n with NFC)
Remote Control Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed) Yes (via smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS M3
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NB-2LH / NB-2L
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 400 shots 250 shots
Width 127 mm 111 mm
Height 94 mm 68 mm
Depth 64 mm 44 mm
Weight 540 gram 366 gram