Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital vs Nikon D600

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital and Nikon D600. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital
Nikon D600

Manufacturing

Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D600 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital were released 2010 and Nikon D600 was released 2012. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital Canon 2010
Nikon D600 Nikon 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D600 has a "FX"-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 X4 Digital 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D600 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

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 X4 Digital has a 18,7 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D600 has 24,3 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 X4 Digital 18,7 MP 17915904 5184 3456
Nikon D600 24,3 MP 24160256 6016 4016

Nikon D600 has a 35 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital. 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

Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D600. Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D600 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 100-12800
Nikon D600 100-6400

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.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D600

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital can shoot up to 3,7 pictures per seconds and Nikon D600 can shoot up to 5,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 3,7
Nikon D600 5,5

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital and Nikon D600 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 D600 weighs 760 gr (equal to 1,68 lb) which is 49% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital and its 510 gr (or 1,12 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 510 gr 1,12 lb
Nikon D600 760 gr 1,68 lb