Nikon Z fc vs Canon EOS 1100D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z fc and Canon EOS 1100D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon Z fc
Canon EOS 1100D


Nikon Z fc is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 1100D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon Z fc were released 2021 and Canon EOS 1100D was released 2011. That is a 10 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon Z fc Nikon 2021
Canon EOS 1100D Canon 2011

Type of camera

Nikon Z fc is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 1100D is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z fc has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 1100D 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 Z fc 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS 1100D 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 Z fc has a 21 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1100D has 12,2 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 Z fc 21 MP 20668416 5568 3712
Canon EOS 1100D 12,2 MP 12166656 4272 2848

Nikon Z fc has a 70 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1100D. 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 Z fc has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1100D. Nikon Z fc has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 1100D has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z fc 100-51200
Canon EOS 1100D 100-6400

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 Z fc
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1100D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon Z fc can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1100D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z fc 11
Canon EOS 1100D 3

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon Z fc and Canon EOS 1100D 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.

Canon EOS 1100D weighs 495 gr (equal to 1,09 lb) which is 11% heavier than Nikon Z fc and its 445 gr (or 0,98 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Z fc 445 gr 0,98 lb
Canon EOS 1100D 495 gr 1,09 lb