Canon EOS Kiss X10 vs Nikon D1

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss X10 and Nikon D1. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS Kiss X10 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D1 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Kiss X10 were released 2019 and Nikon D1 was released 1999. That is a 20 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Kiss X10 2019
Nikon D1 1999

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Kiss X10 has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Nikon D1 has a "Nikon DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS Kiss X10 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon D1 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** 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)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)


Canon EOS Kiss X10 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D1 has 2,7 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Kiss X10 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Nikon D1 2,7 MP
2624000 pixels
2000 x 1312

Canon EOS Kiss X10 has a 815 % larger resolution than Nikon D1. 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 X10 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D1. Canon EOS Kiss X10 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D1 has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss X10 100-25600
Nikon D1 200-1600

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X10
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D1

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Kiss X10 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D1 can shoot up to 4,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss X10 5
Nikon D1 4,5

Ability to record movies

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

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS Kiss X10. Unfortunately Nikon D1 does not support recording movies and movie clips.


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.

Nikon D1 weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2.65 lb) which is 167% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X10 and its 449 gr (or 0.99 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Kiss X10 449 gr
0.99 lb
Nikon D1 1200 gr
2.65 lb

Canon EOS Kiss X10 vs Nikon D1 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS Kiss X10 and Nikon D1, 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.

Canon EOS Kiss X10
Nikon D1
Name Canon EOS Kiss X10 Nikon D1
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Nikon D1
Release Year 2019 1999
Release Date 2019-08-10 1999-06-15
MSRP 599 USD 4999 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Nikon D1
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Nikon D1
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
Sensor Type CMOS CCD
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 2000 x 1312 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 2,7 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 8 Nikon LSI (Large Scale Integration)
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Nikon D1
ISO Range 100 - 25600 200 - 1600
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 X10
Nikon D1
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Focus Points 9 5
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Nikon D1
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fixed
Screen size 3 2
Screen dots 1040000 130000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD N/A
Live view Yes No
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 96%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.87 (0.54 35mm equiv.) 0.8 (0.53 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 0 N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Nikon D1
Frames per second 5 fps 4,5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/16000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range N/A N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Center Weighted
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Nikon D1
Video recording Yes No
Video format MPEG4
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Nikon D1
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Nikon D1
HDMI Output Yes No
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (via wired or wireless remote or smartphone) Supported
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Nikon D1
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Rechargeable EN-4 Ni-MH battery
Battery Life (CIPA) 1070 shots N/A
Width 122 mm 157 mm
Height 93 mm 153 mm
Depth 70 mm 85 mm
Weight 449 gram 1200 gram