Canon EOS Kiss X8i vs Canon EOS 60D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss X8i and Canon EOS 60D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS 60D


These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS Kiss X8i were released 2015 and Canon EOS 60D was released 2010. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Kiss X8i Canon 2015
Canon EOS 60D Canon 2010

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 60D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Canon EOS Kiss X8i has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 60D has 18 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 X8i 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Canon EOS 60D 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456

Canon EOS Kiss X8i has a 34 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 60D. 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

Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 100-12800
Canon EOS 60D 100-12800

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 X8i
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 60D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Kiss X8i can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 60D can shoot up to 5,3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 5
Canon EOS 60D 5,3

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS Kiss X8i and Canon EOS 60D can shoot movies.


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.

Canon EOS 60D weighs 755 gr (equal to 1,66 lb) which is 36% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X8i and its 555 gr (or 1,22 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 555 gr 1,22 lb
Canon EOS 60D 755 gr 1,66 lb