Canon EOS Kiss M vs Canon EOS 500D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss M and Canon EOS 500D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS Kiss M were released 2018 and Canon EOS 500D was released 2009. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Kiss M 2018
Canon EOS 500D 2009

Type of camera

Canon EOS Kiss M is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 500D is a DSLR 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 M 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS 500D 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 M has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 500D has 15,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Kiss M 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS 500D 15,1 MP
15054336 pixels
4752 x 3168

Canon EOS Kiss M has a 59 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 500D. 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 Kiss M has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 500D. Canon EOS Kiss M has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 500D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss M 100-25600
Canon EOS 500D 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 Kiss M 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 M
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 500D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Kiss M can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 500D can shoot up to 3,4 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss M 10
Canon EOS 500D 3,4

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS Kiss M and Canon EOS 500D 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 500D weighs 520 gr (equal to 1.15 lb) which is 33% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss M and its 390 gr (or 0.86 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Kiss M 390 gr
0.86 lb
Canon EOS 500D 520 gr
1.15 lb

Canon EOS Kiss M vs Canon EOS 500D Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS Kiss M and Canon EOS 500D, 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 M
Canon EOS 500D
Name Canon EOS Kiss M Canon EOS 500D
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS Kiss M
Canon EOS 500D
Release Year 2018 2009
Release Date 2018-02-26 2009-03-25
MSRP 779 USD 1599 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS Kiss M
Canon EOS 500D
Camera Type Mirrorless DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS Kiss M
Canon EOS 500D
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 6000 x 4000 pixels 4752 x 3168 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 15,1 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 8 DIGIC 4
Image
Canon EOS Kiss M
Canon EOS 500D
ISO Range 100 - 25600 100 - 12800
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No Yes
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS Kiss M
Canon EOS 500D
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 143 9
Lens Mount Canon EF-M

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

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 M
Canon EOS 500D
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fixed
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1040000 920000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT color LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.87 (0.54 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 2360000 N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS Kiss M
Canon EOS 500D
Frames per second 10 fps 3,4 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 5 meters 13 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS Kiss M
Canon EOS 500D
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Canon EOS Kiss M
Canon EOS 500D
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS Kiss M
Canon EOS 500D
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Remote Control Yes (via smartphone) Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS Kiss M
Canon EOS 500D
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E12 lithium-ion battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E5 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 235 shots 440 shots
Width 116 mm 129 mm
Height 88 mm 98 mm
Depth 59 mm 62 mm
Weight 390 gram 520 gram