Canon EOS M6 vs Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS M6 and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS M6 were released 2017 and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 was released 2009. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS M6 2017
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 2009

Type of camera

Canon EOS M6 is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

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 M6 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 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 M6 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 has 15,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS M6 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 15,1 MP
15054336 pixels
4752 x 3168

Canon EOS M6 has a 59 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3. 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 M6 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3. Canon EOS M6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS M6 100-25600
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 100-12800

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.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M6 belongs to the Canon EOS M-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M6
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS M6 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 can shoot up to 3,4 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS M6 9
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 3,4

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS M6 and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 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 Digital X3 weighs 520 gr (equal to 1.15 lb) which is 33% heavier than Canon EOS M6 and its 390 gr (or 0.86 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS M6 390 gr
0.86 lb
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 520 gr
1.15 lb

Canon EOS M6 vs Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS M6 and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3, 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 M6
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Name Canon EOS M6 Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Release Year 2017 2009
Release Date 2017-02-15 2009-03-25
MSRP 779 USD 699 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Camera Type Mirrorless DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
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 4752 x 3168 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 15,1 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 7 DIGIC 4
Image
Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
ISO Range 100 - 25600 100 - 12800
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(5-axis for video only)
No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
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 49 9
Lens Mount Canon EF-M

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 M6
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Articulated LCD Tilting Fixed
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1040000 920000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic (Optional via Canon EVF-DC2) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.87 (0.54 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 0 N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Frames per second 9 fps 3,4 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 5 meters 13 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11/b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC)
Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Remote Control Yes (Wired, wireless, or smartphone) Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E5 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 295 shots 440 shots
Width 112 mm 129 mm
Height 68 mm 98 mm
Depth 45 mm 62 mm
Weight 390 gram 520 gram