Nikon D780 vs Canon EOS Rebel XT
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D780 and Canon EOS Rebel XT. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Nikon D780 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS Rebel XT is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.Nikon D780 were released 2020 and Canon EOS Rebel XT was released 2005. That is a 15 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS Rebel XT||2005|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D780 has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS Rebel XT has a "APSC"-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 D780||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Canon EOS Rebel XT||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)
Nikon D780 has a 25 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel XT has 8 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
6048 x 4024
|Canon EOS Rebel XT||
3456 x 2304
Nikon D780 has a 206 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel XT. 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.
Nikon D780 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel XT. Nikon D780 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS Rebel XT has 100 to 1600.
|Canon EOS Rebel XT||100-1600|
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 Nikon D780
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel XT
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D780 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Rebel XT can shoot up to 2,8 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS Rebel XT||2,8|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Nikon D780. Unfortunately Canon EOS Rebel XT does not support recording movies and movie clips.
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 D780 weighs 840 gr (equal to 1,85 lb) which is 56% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel XT and its 540 gr (or 1,19 lb).
|Nikon D780||840 gr
|Canon EOS Rebel XT||540 gr