Canon EOS Kiss X10i vs Nikon D500

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss X10i and Nikon D500. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Kiss X10i
Nikon D500

Manufacturing

Canon EOS Kiss X10i is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D500 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Kiss X10i were released 2020 and Nikon D500 was released 2016. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Kiss X10i Canon 2020
Nikon D500 Nikon 2016

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Kiss X10i has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D500 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 X10i 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D500 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 X10i has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D500 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 X10i 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Nikon D500 21 MP 20668416 5568 3712

Canon EOS Kiss X10i has a 16 % larger resolution than Nikon D500. 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 D500 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss X10i. Nikon D500 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS Kiss X10i has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 100-25600
Nikon D500 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 X10i
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D500

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Kiss X10i can shoot up to 7,5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D500 can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 7,5
Nikon D500 10

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS Kiss X10i and Nikon D500 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.

Nikon D500 weighs 860 gr (equal to 1,9 lb) which is 67% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X10i and its 515 gr (or 1,14 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 515 gr 1,14 lb
Nikon D500 860 gr 1,9 lb