Canon EOS Kiss X6i vs Nikon D800e

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss X6i and Nikon D800e. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS Kiss X6i is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D800e is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

These two camera models were both released 2012.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Kiss X6i 2012
Nikon D800e 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Kiss X6i has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D800e has a "FX"-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 X6i 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon D800e 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** 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 X6i has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D800e has 36,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Kiss X6i 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456
Nikon D800e 36,3 MP
36152320 pixels
7360 x 4912

Nikon D800e has a 102 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss X6i. 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

Nikon D800e has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss X6i. Nikon D800e has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS Kiss X6i has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss X6i 100-12800
Nikon D800e 100-25600

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 X6i
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D800e

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Kiss X6i can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D800e can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss X6i 5
Nikon D800e 6

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS Kiss X6i and Nikon D800e 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.

Nikon D800e weighs 900 gr (equal to 1,98 lb) which is 57% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X6i and its 575 gr (or 1,27 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Kiss X6i 575 gr
1,27 lb
Nikon D800e 900 gr
1,98 lb