Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3

Released March, 2009
  • 500D
  • T1i
  • Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
  • 15.1 MP
  • APS-C 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
The 720P/30fps mode offers a smaller video size but smoother motion, and is therefore more suitable for filming fast moving subjects or panning.
by DPReview (Jun, 2009)
8.9 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

EOS Kiss Digital X3
8.3
EOS 1000D
8.4
D3100
8.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

EOS Kiss Digital X3
8.5
EOS 1000D
8.4
D3100
7.0
Focus lag

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

EOS Kiss Digital X3
9.1
EOS 1000D
9.0
D3100
8.3
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

EOS Kiss Digital X3
9.2
EOS 1000D
9.2
D3100
9.2
Reviews from dpreview.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and 1 more

8.9

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

EOS Kiss Digital X3
8.9
EOS 1000D
8.9
D3100
8.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS Kiss Digital X3
663 ISO
D3100
919 ISO
EOS Rebel T6i
919 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

EOS Kiss Digital X3
2,000 LPH
EOS 60D
2,800 LPH
D3100
2,400 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS Kiss Digital X3
159 ms
Rebel T3
309 ms
D3100
279 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS Kiss Digital X3
89 ms
D3100
117 ms
EOS 60D
63 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

EOS Kiss Digital X3
300 ms
Rebel T5i
700 ms
D3100
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS Kiss Digital X3
3.4 fps
EOS 60D
5.3 fps
Rebel T5i
5 fps

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3


6.7
Overall, despite everything above, I was generally very happy with the Alpha 550's output, mainly I guess because I shot everything in raw + JPEG, so the shots that I considered failures in JPEG were easily rescued with 2 minutes work in Adobe Camera Raw.

9.0
The new 15 megapixel CMOS sensor and expanded ISO range thankfully haven't compromised image quality in any way, quite the opposite in fact.

9.0
The image quality is quite printable at 1600 ISO, which is about what you need for good indoor no-flash photography.

7.8
Photos remain sharp with few artifacts as high as ISO 1,600-by the numbers as high as ISO 3,200-though sharp-eyed photographers will probably want to max out at ISO 400 for the cleanest photos.

Overall

8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 15.1 MP
Resolution 4752 x 3168
Size APS-C
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x
Pixel size 22.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 3,200 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Tested vertical resolution 2,000 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,000 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Thickness 62 mm
Weight 520 g
Is weather sealed No

features

Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 20 fps
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video No

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 920 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentamirror
Coverage 95%
Magnification 0.87x
Viewfinder size 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 3.4 fps
Battery life 400 photos
Continuous shooting 3.4 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 159 ms
Shutter lag 89 ms
Startup delay 300 ms
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