Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 vs Canon Kiss X5

Canon Kiss X4

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Canon Kiss X4

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Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3

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Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3

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Reasons to buy the Canon Kiss X4

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 20fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon Kiss Digital X3

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Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
159 ms vs 252 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
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Advantages of the Canon Kiss X4

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
784 ISO vs 663 ISO
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The Kiss X4 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Movie format
Lower frame rate movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 20fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but Kiss Digital X3 does so at a lower frame rate
Overall image quality
Better image quality
66.0 vs 63.0
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Almost the same
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 15.1 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.7 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The Kiss X4's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
440 shots vs 400 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              Kiss Digital X3:300 ms
              Kiss X4:400 ms
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Size Very small Help
              Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              2.4"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              Kiss Digital X3:3.4 fps
              Kiss X4:3.7 fps
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              Kiss Digital X3:400 shots
              Kiss X4:440 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              Kiss Digital X3:3,200 ISO
              Kiss X4:6,400 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              0.54x
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.5 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              Kiss Digital X3:63.0
              Kiss X4:66.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              Kiss Digital X3:21.7 bits
              Kiss X4:22.1 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              Kiss Digital X3:663 ISO
              Kiss X4:784 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Kiss X70

              Canon EOS Kiss X70

              Entry-level DSLR

              $421 body only

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 body only

              $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $549 body only

              $549 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 Competitors

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              Canon Kiss X4 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon Kiss X4.

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