Canon EOS Kiss X2 vs Nikon D3200
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss X2 and Nikon D3200. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS Kiss X2 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D3200 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS Kiss X2 were released 2008 and Nikon D3200 was released 2012. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS Kiss X2||2008|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Kiss X2 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D3200 has a "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 X2||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Nikon D3200||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 X2 has a 12,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3200 has 24,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS Kiss X2||
4272 x 2848
6016 x 4000
Nikon D3200 has a 98 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss X2. 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.
Nikon D3200 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss X2. Nikon D3200 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Canon EOS Kiss X2 has 100 to 1600.
|Canon EOS Kiss X2||100-1600|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS Kiss X2 has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3200 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3200 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X2
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3200
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Kiss X2 can shoot up to 3,5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3200 can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS Kiss X2||3,5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
Though, neither Canon EOS Kiss X2 or Nikon D3200 can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.
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 Kiss X2 weighs 524 gr (equal to 1,16 lb) which is 4% heavier than Nikon D3200 and its 505 gr (or 1,11 lb).
|Canon EOS Kiss X2||524 gr
|Nikon D3200||505 gr