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

Canon Kiss X4

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Reasons to buy the Canon Kiss X4

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
 

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
 
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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
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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.7 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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similarities

Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Very small Help
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
Kiss Digital X3:300 ms
Kiss X4:400 ms
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
197 lenses
Thickness Very thin Help
2.4"
Weight Light weight Help
Kiss Digital X3:520 g
Kiss X4:530 g
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
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
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
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
11.5 EV
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
0.54x
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
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
Kiss Digital X3:1080p @ 20fps
Kiss X4:1080p @ 30fps

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Kiss X5

Canon Kiss X5

Entry-level DSLR

Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is much larger
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$276 - $290 body only

$299 - $390 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Autofocus Focuses automatically
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is much larger
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$392 - $427 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 EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $870 body only

$450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is much larger
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $656 body only

$477 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 D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$370 - $400 body only

$500 - $625 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 much larger

Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 Competitors

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No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3.

Canon Kiss X4 Competitors

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

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