Canon EOS Rebel XSi vs Canon EOS Kiss X8i

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


These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi were released 2008 and Canon EOS Kiss X8i was released 2015. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 2008
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 2015

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 "APSC") 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 XSi 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 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)


Canon EOS Rebel XSi has a 12,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss X8i has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 12,2 MP
12166656 pixels
4272 x 2848
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS Kiss X8i has a 97 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel XSi. 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 Kiss X8i has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel XSi. Canon EOS Kiss X8i has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Canon EOS Rebel XSi has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 100-1600
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel XSi
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X8i

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel XSi can shoot up to 3,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss X8i can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 3,5
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 5

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 Canon EOS Kiss X8i. Sadly, the Canon EOS Rebel XSi 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 Kiss X8i weighs 555 gr (equal to 1,22 lb) which is 6% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel XSi and its 524 gr (or 1,16 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 524 gr
1,16 lb
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 555 gr
1,22 lb