Canon EOS Kiss M vs Canon EOS 70D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss M and Canon EOS 70D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS Kiss M were released 2018 and Canon EOS 70D was released 2013. That is a 5 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 70D 2013

Type of camera

Canon EOS Kiss M is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 70D 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 "APSC") 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 70D 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)


Canon EOS Kiss M has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 70D has 20,2 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 70D 20,2 MP
19961856 pixels
5472 x 3648

Canon EOS Kiss M has a 20 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 70D. 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 70D. Canon EOS Kiss M has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 70D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss M 100-25600
Canon EOS 70D 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 70D

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 70D can shoot up to 7 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss M 10
Canon EOS 70D 7

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 70D can shoot movies.


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 70D weighs 755 gr (equal to 1,66 lb) which is 94% 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 70D 755 gr
1,66 lb