Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 vs Nikon Z30

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 and Nikon Z30. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Nikon Z30

Manufacturing

Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon Z30 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 were released 2009 and Nikon Z30 was released 2022. That is a 13 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 X3 Canon 2009
Nikon Z30 Nikon 2022

Type of camera

Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z30 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon Z30 has a "DX"-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 Kiss Digital X3 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon Z30 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 has a 15,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z30 has 21 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 X3 15,1 MP 15054336 4752 3168
Nikon Z30 21 MP 20668416 5568 3712

Nikon Z30 has a 37 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3. 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

Nikon Z30 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3. Nikon Z30 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 100-12800
Nikon Z30 100-51200

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 Kiss Digital X3
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z30

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 X3 can shoot up to 3,4 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z30 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 3,4
Nikon Z30 11

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 and Nikon Z30 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 Kiss Digital X3 weighs 520 gr (equal to 1,15 lb) which is 28% heavier than Nikon Z30 and its 405 gr (or 0,89 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 520 gr 1,15 lb
Nikon Z30 405 gr 0,89 lb