Canon EOS Kiss Digital X vs Canon EOS Rebel XSi

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

Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Canon EOS Rebel XSi

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS Kiss Digital X were released 2006 and Canon EOS Rebel XSi was released 2008. 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 Kiss Digital X Canon 2006
Canon EOS Rebel XSi Canon 2008

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 Kiss Digital X 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 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 Kiss Digital X has a 10,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel XSi has 12,2 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 Kiss Digital X 10,1 MP 10077696 3888 2592
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 12,2 MP 12166656 4272 2848

Canon EOS Rebel XSi has a 21 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss Digital X. 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

Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 100-1600
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 100-1600

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 Kiss Digital X
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel XSi

Pictures per second

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

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 3
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 3,5

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Canon EOS Kiss Digital X or Canon EOS Rebel XSi can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.

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 Kiss Digital X weighs 556 gr (equal to 1,23 lb) which is 6% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel XSi and its 524 gr (or 1,16 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 556 gr 1,23 lb
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 524 gr 1,16 lb