Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
ManufacturingNikon D800 were released 2012 and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 was released 2009. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3||Canon||2009|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D800 has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 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 D800||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
|Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3||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)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Nikon D800||36,3 MP||36152320||7360||4912|
|Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3||15,1 MP||15054336||4752||3168|
Nikon D800 has a 140 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3. 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.
|Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3||100-12800|
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.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D800 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 can shoot up to 3,4 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3||3,4|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
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.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Nikon D800||900 gr||1,98 lb|
|Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3||520 gr||1,15 lb|