Sony a1 vs Canon EOS Kiss Digital X

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a1 and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony a1 is manufacturered by Sony but Canon EOS Kiss Digital X is from Canon. Both Sony and Canon are well known brands though.

Sony a1 were released 2021 and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X was released 2006. That is a 15 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a1 2021
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 2006

Type of camera

Sony a1 is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS Kiss Digital X is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a1 has a "Sony Full Frame"-sensor while Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 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 **
Sony a1 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 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 (Sony)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Sony a1 has a 50 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss Digital X has 10,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a1 50 MP
49766400 pixels
8640 x 5760
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 10,1 MP
10077696 pixels
3888 x 2592

Sony a1 has a 394 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss Digital X. 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

Sony a1 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss Digital X. Sony a1 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 32000 while Canon EOS Kiss Digital X has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a1 100-32000
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 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 Sony a1
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss Digital X

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a1 can shoot up to 30 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a1 30
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 3

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 Sony a1. Unfortunately Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 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.

Sony a1 weighs 737 gr (equal to 1.62 lb) which is 33% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss Digital X and its 556 gr (or 1.23 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a1 737 gr
1.62 lb
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 556 gr
1.23 lb

Sony a1 vs Canon EOS Kiss Digital X Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a1 and Canon EOS Kiss Digital X, 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
Sony a1
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Name Sony a1 Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Manufacturer Sony Canon
Release Date and Price
Sony a1
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Release Year 2021 2006
Release Date 2021-01-26 2006-08-24
MSRP 6499 USD 799 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a1
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Camera Type Mirrorless DSLR
Sensor
Sony a1
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type Stacked CMOS CMOS
Resolution 8640 x 5760 pixels 3888 x 2592 pixels
Megapixels 50 MP 10,1 MP
Image Processor Dual Bionz XR DIGIC 2
Image
Sony a1
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
ISO Range 100 - 32000 100 - 1600
White Balance Presets 7 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-shift)
No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a1
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Focus Points 759 9
Lens Mount Sony E

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier 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
Sony a1
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Articulated LCD Tilting Fixed
Screen size 3 2.5
Screen dots 1440000 230000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes No
Viewfinder Type Electronic Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.9 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 9437184 N/A
Photography features
Sony a1
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Frames per second 30 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony a1
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Video recording Yes No
Video format H.264
H.265
XF-AVC
XAVC-S
XAVC-HS
N/A
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
7680 x 4320
N/A
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Sony a1
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Memory Card Compact Flash Express
SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Connectivity
Sony a1
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
HDMI Output Yes No
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Built-In 802.11ac (Dual Band)
No
Remote Control Yes (via Bluetooth or tethered PC) Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a1
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Pack NB-2LH
Battery Life (CIPA) 530 shots 360 shots
Width 129 mm 127 mm
Height 97 mm 94 mm
Depth 81 mm 65 mm
Weight 737 gram 556 gram