Nikon D3000 vs Canon EOS Kiss Digital

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D3000 and Canon EOS Kiss Digital . We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D3000
Canon EOS Kiss Digital


Nikon D3000 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS Kiss Digital is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D3000 were released 2009 and Canon EOS Kiss Digital was released 2003. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D3000 Nikon 2009
Canon EOS Kiss Digital Canon 2003

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3000 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS Kiss Digital has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D3000 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS Kiss Digital 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Nikon D3000 has a 10,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss Digital has 6,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D3000 10,2 MP 10036224 3872 2592
Canon EOS Kiss Digital 6,3 MP 6291456 3072 2048

Nikon D3000 has a 60 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss Digital . This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D3000 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss Digital . Nikon D3000 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 3200 while Canon EOS Kiss Digital has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D3000 100-3200
Canon EOS Kiss Digital 100-1600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS Kiss Digital has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3000 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3000 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3000
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss Digital

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D3000 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss Digital can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D3000 3
Canon EOS Kiss Digital 2,5

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Nikon D3000 or Canon EOS Kiss Digital can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS Kiss Digital weighs 645 gr (equal to 1,42 lb) which is 20% heavier than Nikon D3000 and its 536 gr (or 1,18 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D3000 536 gr 1,18 lb
Canon EOS Kiss Digital 645 gr 1,42 lb