Canon EOS Kiss X8i vs Nikon D780

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss X8i and Nikon D780. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS Kiss X8i is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D780 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Kiss X8i were released 2015 and Nikon D780 was released 2020. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 2015
Nikon D780 2020

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Kiss X8i has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D780 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 X8i 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon D780 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 X8i has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D780 has 25 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
Nikon D780 25 MP
24337152 pixels
6048 x 4024

Nikon D780 has a 1 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss X8i. 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 D780 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss X8i. Nikon D780 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS Kiss X8i has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 100-12800
Nikon D780 100-51200

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 Nikon D780

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 Nikon D780 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 5
Nikon D780 12

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 Nikon D780 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 D780 weighs 840 gr (equal to 1,85 lb) which is 51% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X8i and its 555 gr (or 1,22 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 555 gr
1,22 lb
Nikon D780 840 gr
1,85 lb