Nikon Z7 II vs Canon EOS Kiss X2

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z7 II and Canon EOS Kiss X2. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon Z7 II is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS Kiss X2 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon Z7 II were released 2020 and Canon EOS Kiss X2 was released 2008. That is a 12 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon Z7 II 2020
Canon EOS Kiss X2 2008

Type of camera

Nikon Z7 II is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS Kiss X2 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z7 II has a "Nikon FX"-sensor while Canon EOS Kiss X2 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 Z7 II 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS Kiss X2 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

Nikon Z7 II has a 46 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss X2 has 12,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon Z7 II 46 MP
45441024 pixels
8256 x 5504
Canon EOS Kiss X2 12,2 MP
12166656 pixels
4272 x 2848

Nikon Z7 II has a 273 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss X2. 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.

ISO range

Nikon Z7 II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss X2. Nikon Z7 II has an ISO range that stretches from 64 to 25600 while Canon EOS Kiss X2 has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z7 II 64-25600
Canon EOS Kiss X2 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 Z7 II
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X2

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon Z7 II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss X2 can shoot up to 3,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z7 II 10
Canon EOS Kiss X2 3,5

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 Z7 II. Unfortunately Canon EOS Kiss X2 does not support recording movies and movie clips.

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.

Nikon Z7 II weighs 705 gr (equal to 1.55 lb) which is 35% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X2 and its 524 gr (or 1.16 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon Z7 II 705 gr
1.55 lb
Canon EOS Kiss X2 524 gr
1.16 lb

Nikon Z7 II vs Canon EOS Kiss X2 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon Z7 II and Canon EOS Kiss X2, 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 Z7 II
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Name Nikon Z7 II Canon EOS Kiss X2
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon Z7 II
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Release Year 2020 2008
Release Date 2020-10-14 2008-01-24
MSRP 2999 USD 799 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon Z7 II
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Camera Type Mirrorless DSLR
Sensor
Nikon Z7 II
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 8256 x 5504 pixels 4272 x 2848 pixels
Megapixels 46 MP 12,2 MP
Image Processor DUAL EXPEED 6 DIGIC 3
Image
Nikon Z7 II
Canon EOS Kiss X2
ISO Range 64 - 25600 100 - 1600
White Balance Presets 12 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor Shift (5 axis))
No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 5 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon Z7 II
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Focus Points 493 9
Lens Mount Nikon Z

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 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 Z7 II
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Articulated LCD Tilting Fixed
Screen size 3.2 3
Screen dots 2100000 230000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x 0.87 (0.54 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 3690000 N/A
Photography features
Nikon Z7 II
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Frames per second 10 fps 3,5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 900 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 13 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon Z7 II
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Video recording Yes No
Video format MPEG4
H.264
N/A
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
N/A
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Nikon Z7 II
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Memory Card Compact Flash Express
SD/SDHC
XQD
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon Z7 II
Canon EOS Kiss X2
HDMI Output Yes No
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11ac + Bluetooth)
No
Remote Control Yes (via MC-DC2 or smartphone)
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon Z7 II
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details EN-EL15c lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Pack LP-E5
Battery Life (CIPA) 420 shots N/A
Width 134 mm 129 mm
Height 101 mm 98 mm
Depth 70 mm 62 mm
Weight 705 gram 524 gram