Canon EOS Rebel XTi vs Nikon Z f

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

Manufacturing

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

Canon EOS Rebel XTi were released 2006 and Nikon Z f was released 2023. That is a 17 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 2006
Nikon Z f 2023

Type of camera

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

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel XTi has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Nikon Z f has a "Nikon FX"-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 XTi 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon Z f 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** 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)

Resolution

Canon EOS Rebel XTi has a 10,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z f has 25 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 10,1 MP
10077696 pixels
3888 x 2592
Nikon Z f 25 MP
24385536 pixels
6048 x 4032

Nikon Z f has a 142 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel XTi. 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 f has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel XTi. Nikon Z f has an ISO range that stretches from 50 to 204800 while Canon EOS Rebel XTi has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 100-1600
Nikon Z f 50-204800

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 XTi
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z f

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel XTi can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z f can shoot up to 14 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 3
Nikon Z f 14

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 f. Sadly, the Canon EOS Rebel XTi does not support this.

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.

Nikon Z f weighs 710 gr (equal to 1.57 lb) which is 28% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel XTi and its 556 gr (or 1.23 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 556 gr
1.23 lb
Nikon Z f 710 gr
1.57 lb

Canon EOS Rebel XTi vs Nikon Z f Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS Rebel XTi and Nikon Z f, 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 XTi
Nikon Z f
Name Canon EOS Rebel XTi Nikon Z f
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Nikon Z f
Release Year 2006 2023
Release Date 2006-08-24 2023-09-20
MSRP 799 USD 1999 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Nikon Z f
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Nikon Z f
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
Sensor Type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Resolution 3888 x 2592 pixels 6048 x 4032 pixels
Megapixels 10,1 MP 25 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 2
Image
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Nikon Z f
ISO Range 100 - 1600 50 - 204800
White Balance Presets 6 8
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No Yes
(Sensor-Shift)
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 8 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Nikon Z f
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 9 273
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon Z

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
FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Nikon Z f
Articulated LCD Fixed Fully articulated
Screen size 2.5 3.2
Screen dots 230000 2100000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type TFT LCD N/A
Live view No Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.) 0.8
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 3690000
Photography features
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Nikon Z f
Frames per second 3 fps 14 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 900 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Partial
Average
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Nikon Z f
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A H.264
H.265
Video resolution N/A 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Nikon Z f
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Nikon Z f
HDMI Output No Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n/a/ac)
Remote Control Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed) No
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Nikon Z f
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Battery Pack NB-2LH
EN-EL15c
Battery Life (CIPA) 360 shots 380 shots
Width 127 mm 144 mm
Height 94 mm 103 mm
Depth 65 mm 49 mm
Weight 556 gram 710 gram