Sony a380 vs Canon EOS Kiss X9i

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a380 and Canon EOS Kiss X9i. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Sony a380 is manufacturered by Sony but Canon EOS Kiss X9i is from Canon. Both Sony and Canon are well known brands though.

Sony a380 were released 2009 and Canon EOS Kiss X9i was released 2017. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a380 2009
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 2017

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a380 has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor while Canon EOS Kiss X9i 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 a380 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 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)


Sony a380 has a 14 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss X9i has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a380 14 MP
14033152 pixels
4592 x 3056
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS Kiss X9i has a 71 % larger resolution than Sony a380. 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

Canon EOS Kiss X9i has a larger ISO-range than Sony a380. Canon EOS Kiss X9i has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Sony a380 has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a380 100-3200
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 100-25600

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 a380
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X9i

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a380 can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss X9i can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a380 2,5
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 6

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS Kiss X9i. Sadly, the Sony a380 does not support this.


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.

Canon EOS Kiss X9i weighs 532 gr (equal to 1.17 lb) which is 3% heavier than Sony a380 and its 519 gr (or 1.14 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a380 519 gr
1.14 lb
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 532 gr
1.17 lb

Sony a380 vs Canon EOS Kiss X9i Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a380 and Canon EOS Kiss X9i, 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.

Sony a380
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Name Sony a380 Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Manufacturer Sony Canon
Release Date and Price
Sony a380
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Release Year 2009 2017
Release Date 2009-05-18 2017-02-15
MSRP 729 USD 749 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a380
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sony a380
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Resolution 4592 x 3056 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 14 MP 24 MP
Image Processor Bionz DIGIC 7
Sony a380
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
ISO Range 100 - 3200 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a380
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Focus Points 9 45
Lens Mount Sony A

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Sony a380
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Articulated LCD Tilting Fully articulated
Screen size 2.7 3
Screen dots 230400 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type N/A TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.74 (0.49 35mm equiv.) 0.82 (0.51 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 0
Photography features
Sony a380
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Frames per second 2,5 fps 6 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 10 meters 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony a380
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
Video resolution N/A 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Sony a380
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Memory Card Memory Stick Pro Duo
Sony a380
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (Includes Bluetooth LE and NFC)
Remote Control Yes (Wired or Wireless (Optional)) Yes (via smartphone or Bluetooth remote)
GPS No Yes
Optional via Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver
Body & Dimensions
Sony a380
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion NP-FH50 rechargeable battery & charger
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots 600 shots
Width 128 mm 131 mm
Height 97 mm 100 mm
Depth 71 mm 76 mm
Weight 519 gram 532 gram