Canon EOS Rebel vs Canon EOS Kiss X2

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel and Canon EOS Kiss X2. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS Rebel were released 2003 and Canon EOS Kiss X2 was released 2008. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Rebel 2003
Canon EOS Kiss X2 2008

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 Rebel 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS Kiss X2 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 Rebel has a 6,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss X2 has 12,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Rebel 6,3 MP
6291456 pixels
3072 x 2048
Canon EOS Kiss X2 12,2 MP
12166656 pixels
4272 x 2848

Canon EOS Kiss X2 has a 93 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel. 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

Both of these cameras offer the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel 100-1600
Canon EOS Kiss X2 100-1600

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 Rebel
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X2

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss X2 can shoot up to 3,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel 2,5
Canon EOS Kiss X2 3,5

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Canon EOS Rebel or Canon EOS Kiss X2 can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.

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 Rebel weighs 645 gr (equal to 1.42 lb) which is 23% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X2 and its 524 gr (or 1.16 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Rebel 645 gr
1.42 lb
Canon EOS Kiss X2 524 gr
1.16 lb

Canon EOS Rebel vs Canon EOS Kiss X2 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS Rebel and Canon EOS Kiss X2, 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 Rebel
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Name Canon EOS Rebel Canon EOS Kiss X2
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Release Year 2003 2008
Release Date 2003-08-20 2008-01-24
MSRP 899 USD 799 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Kiss X2
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 3072 x 2048 pixels 4272 x 2848 pixels
Megapixels 6,3 MP 12,2 MP
Image Processor DIGIC DIGIC 3
Image
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Kiss X2
ISO Range 100 - 1600 100 - 1600
White Balance Presets 6 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 Rebel
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Focus Points 7 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 Rebel
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 1.8 3
Screen dots 118000 230000
Touch screen No No
Screen type N/A TFT LCD
Live view No Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.) 0.87 (0.54 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Frames per second 2,5 fps 3,5 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 13 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Video recording No No
Video format N/A N/A
Video resolution N/A N/A
Built-in Microphone No No
Built-in Speakers No No
Storage
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Kiss X2
HDMI Output No No
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No No
Remote Control Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed) Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details BP-511 Lithium-Ion battery pack
Battery Pack LP-E5
Battery Life (CIPA) 400 shots N/A
Width 142 mm 129 mm
Height 99 mm 98 mm
Depth 72 mm 62 mm
Weight 645 gram 524 gram