Canon EOS Kiss X9i vs Nikon D5500

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss X9i and Nikon D5500. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Nikon D5500

Manufacturing

Canon EOS Kiss X9i is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D5500 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Kiss X9i were released 2017 and Nikon D5500 was released 2015. 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 X9i Canon 2017
Nikon D5500 Nikon 2015

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Kiss X9i has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D5500 has a "DX"-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 X9i 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D5500 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

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

Both these cameras has the exact same resolution. Canon EOS Kiss X9i has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D5500 has 24 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 X9i 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Nikon D5500 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

ISO range

Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 100-25600
Nikon D5500 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS Kiss X9i has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5500 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5500 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5500

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Kiss X9i can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5500 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 6
Nikon D5500 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 X9i and Nikon D5500 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.

Canon EOS Kiss X9i weighs 532 gr (equal to 1,17 lb) which is 27% heavier than Nikon D5500 and its 420 gr (or 0,93 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 532 gr 1,17 lb
Nikon D5500 420 gr 0,93 lb