Canon EOS Kiss X2

Released January, 2008
  • 12.2 MP
  • APS-C 22.2 x 14.8 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
The plastic is a little thin in places, but overall the camera is quite sturdy.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2013)
9 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Canon EOS Kiss X2

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

EOS Kiss X2
8.3
K-500
9.4
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

EOS Kiss X2
8.9
Nikon D2Xs
10.0
K-500
8.8
Focus lag

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

EOS Kiss X2
9.6
Nikon D2Xs
10.0
K-500
8.8
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

EOS Kiss X2
9.3
K-500
9.0
Reviews from techradar.com, trustedreviews.com, imaging-resource.com, dpreview.com and 1 more

9

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

EOS Kiss X2
9.0
K-500
9.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Canon EOS Kiss X2

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

EOS Kiss X2
692 ISO
D3300
1,385 ISO
D3200
1,131 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

EOS Kiss X2
2,300 LPH
D3200
3,000 LPH
D3300
3,000 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS Kiss X2
160 ms
D3200
276 ms
Nikon D2Xs
45 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS Kiss X2
89 ms
Nikon D2Xs
45 ms
D3200
114 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

EOS Kiss X2
400 ms
Rebel T5i
700 ms
Nikon D2Xs
200 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS Kiss X2
3.5 fps
K-500
6 fps
Nikon D2Xs
5 fps

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Canon EOS Kiss X2


9.0
Most DSLRs have an image control feature of this type, but Canon's is particularly well designed and very easy to use.

7.8
Regardless of the other entries in the XSi's pro and con columns, it delivers hands-down, best-in-class photo quality, surprising given the higher-resolution sensor.

8.0
Taking great RAW shots is also helped by the improved camera interface.

Overall

8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 12.2 MP
Resolution 4272 x 2848
Size APS-C
Area 22.2 x 14.8 mm
Crop factor 1.6x
Pixel size 27.0 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Tested vertical resolution 2,300 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,500 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection

viewfinder

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 3.5 fps
Battery life 500 photos
Continuous shooting 3.5 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 160 ms
Shutter lag 89 ms
Startup delay 400 ms

video

Video None

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Thickness 62 mm
Weight 524 g
Is weather sealed No

features

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