Nikon D3500 vs Canon EOS Kiss X10

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D3500 and Canon EOS Kiss X10. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon D3500 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS Kiss X10 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D3500 were released 2018 and Canon EOS Kiss X10 was released 2019. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D3500 2018
Canon EOS Kiss X10 2019

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3500 has a "Nikon DX"-sensor while Canon EOS Kiss X10 has a "Canon APS-C"-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 **
Nikon D3500 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS Kiss X10 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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Both these cameras have the exact same resolution. Nikon D3500 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss X10 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D3500 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS Kiss X10 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

ISO range

Both of these cameras offer the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D3500 100-25600
Canon EOS Kiss X10 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS Kiss X10 has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3500 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3500 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 work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3500
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X10

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D3500 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss X10 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D3500 5
Canon EOS Kiss X10 5

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon D3500 and Canon EOS Kiss X10 can shoot movies.

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 Kiss X10 weighs 449 gr (equal to 0.99 lb) which is 23% heavier than Nikon D3500 and its 365 gr (or 0.8 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D3500 365 gr
0.8 lb
Canon EOS Kiss X10 449 gr
0.99 lb

Nikon D3500 vs Canon EOS Kiss X10 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D3500 and Canon EOS Kiss X10, 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
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Name Nikon D3500 Canon EOS Kiss X10
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Release Year 2018 2019
Release Date 2018-08-30 2019-08-10
MSRP 499 USD 599 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 24 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 4 DIGIC 8
Image
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS Kiss X10
ISO Range 100 - 25600 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 12 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Autofocus Motor No Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 11 9
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 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
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Articulated LCD Fixed Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 921000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.85 (0.57 35mm equiv.) 0.87 (0.54 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 0
Photography features
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Frames per second 5 fps 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 7 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS Kiss X10
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-in, SnapBridge (Bluetooth only)
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (via Smartphone) Yes (via wired or wireless remote or smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 1550 shots 1070 shots
Width 124 mm 122 mm
Height 97 mm 93 mm
Depth 70 mm 70 mm
Weight 365 gram 449 gram