Canon EOS Kiss X8i vs Canon EOS Kiss X70

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss X8i and Canon EOS Kiss X70. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS Kiss X8i were released 2015 and Canon EOS Kiss X70 was released 2014. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 2015
Canon EOS Kiss X70 2014

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts of sensor (called "Canon APS-C") which means that if you compare these cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras has a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the camera's sensor size affect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS Kiss X70 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** 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)

Resolution

Canon EOS Kiss X8i has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss X70 has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS Kiss X70 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Canon EOS Kiss X8i has a 34 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss X70. 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

Canon EOS Kiss X8i has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss X70. Canon EOS Kiss X8i has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Canon EOS Kiss X70 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 100-12800
Canon EOS Kiss X70 100-6400

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 X8i
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X70

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Kiss X8i can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss X70 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 5
Canon EOS Kiss X70 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 Kiss X70 can shoot movies.

Weight

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 X8i weighs 555 gr (equal to 1.22 lb) which is 16% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X70 and its 480 gr (or 1.06 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 555 gr
1.22 lb
Canon EOS Kiss X70 480 gr
1.06 lb

Canon EOS Kiss X8i vs Canon EOS Kiss X70 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS Kiss X8i and Canon EOS Kiss X70, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Name Canon EOS Kiss X8i Canon EOS Kiss X70
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Release Year 2015 2014
Release Date 2015-02-06 2014-02-12
MSRP 749 USD 549 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 5184 x 3456 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 18 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 6 DIGIC 4
Image
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS Kiss X70
ISO Range 100 - 12800 100 - 6400
White Balance Presets 8 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 19 9
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fixed
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1040000 460000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82 (0.51 35mm equiv.) 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 0 N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Frames per second 5 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 9 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS Kiss X70
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n with NFC)
No
Remote Control Yes (wired or via smartphone) Yes (E3 connector)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E17 lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 440 shots 500 shots
Width 132 mm 130 mm
Height 101 mm 100 mm
Depth 78 mm 78 mm
Weight 555 gram 480 gram