Nikon D3s vs Canon EOS Kiss X10i

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D3s and Canon EOS Kiss X10i. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D3s
Canon EOS Kiss X10i


Nikon D3s is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS Kiss X10i is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D3s were released 2009 and Canon EOS Kiss X10i was released 2020. That is a 11 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D3s Nikon 2009
Canon EOS Kiss X10i Canon 2020

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3s has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS Kiss X10i 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 D3s 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 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 D3s has a 12,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss X10i has 24 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 D3s 12,1 MP 12052992 4256 2832
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

Canon EOS Kiss X10i has a 99 % larger resolution than Nikon D3s. 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 D3s has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss X10i. Nikon D3s has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 102400 while Canon EOS Kiss X10i has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D3s 200-102400
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3s
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X10i

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D3s can shoot up to 9-11 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss X10i can shoot up to 7,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D3s 9-11
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 7,5

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon D3s and Canon EOS Kiss X10i can shoot movies.


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.

Nikon D3s weighs 1240 gr (equal to 2,73 lb) which is 141% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X10i and its 515 gr (or 1,14 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D3s 1240 gr 2,73 lb
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 515 gr 1,14 lb