Canon EOS Rebel XS vs Nikon Z fc

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel XS and Nikon Z fc. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS Rebel XS is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon Z fc is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Rebel XS were released 2008 and Nikon Z fc was released 2021. That is a 13 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Rebel XS 2008
Nikon Z fc 2021

Type of camera

Canon EOS Rebel XS is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z fc is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel XS has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon Z fc has a "DX"-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 Rebel XS 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon Z fc 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** 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 Rebel XS has a 10,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z fc has 21 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Rebel XS 10,1 MP
10077696 pixels
3888 x 2592
Nikon Z fc 21 MP
20668416 pixels
5568 x 3712

Nikon Z fc has a 105 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel XS. 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 Z fc has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel XS. Nikon Z fc has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS Rebel XS has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel XS 100-1600
Nikon Z fc 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 Rebel XS
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z fc

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel XS can shoot up to 1,5-3 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z fc can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel XS 1,5-3
Nikon Z fc 11

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Nikon Z fc. Sadly, the Canon EOS Rebel XS does not support this.


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 XS weighs 502 gr (equal to 1,11 lb) which is 13% heavier than Nikon Z fc and its 445 gr (or 0,98 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Rebel XS 502 gr
1,11 lb
Nikon Z fc 445 gr
0,98 lb