Canon Kiss X5

Released February, 2011
  • 17.9 MP
  • APS-C 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
Overall the video shooting isn't as seamlessly integrated as it is on the 7D - you still have to select a separate mode to engage video shooting for one thing.
by DPReview (Mar, 2011)
8.6 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Canon Kiss X5

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Kiss X5
8.6
D3200
9.5
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Kiss X5
6.5
D3200
6.5
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Kiss X5
7.9
D3200
8.3
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Kiss X5
9.1
D3200
9.0
Reviews from canonwatch.com, 1001noisycameras.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com and 3 more

8.6

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Kiss X5
8.6
D3200
8.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Canon Kiss X5

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

Kiss X5
793 ISO
D3200
1,131 ISO
EOS Rebel T6i
919 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Kiss X5
283 ms
EOS 700D
264 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Kiss X5
87 ms
D3200
114 ms
EOS Rebel T5
113 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Kiss X5
1,500 ms
D3200
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Kiss X5
3.7 fps
EOS 80D
7 fps
EOS 650D
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Kiss X5
440 photos
EOS 80D
960 photos
EOS 700D
550 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Canon Kiss X5


7.7
It's only available in Full HD mode, and when set to 3x it crops into the central portion of the sensor, effectively producing a full-resolution output in which one sensor pixel corresponds to one output pixel.

9.0
The Canon EOS 600D's maximum shutter speed is 30 seconds and there's a Bulb mode for even longer exposures, which is excellent news if you're seriously interested in night photography.

8.0
At 135mm the 18-145mm kit lens has produced an image displaying good levels of sharpness and detail.

8.0
Another significant addition is the Wireless Flash option, which allows the camera's pop-up flash to be used as the master for other Speedlite flashguns.

7.8
Ironically, this design is more suited to pros who plan to use the camera as a cheap video dSLR and never take it off the video setting than to the consumers at whom it's ostensibly targeted.

Overall

8.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Video

As usual, the video looks very good.
by c|net (Mar, 2011)
Once the mode dial has been turned to the relevant position, video recording may be started by pressing the dedicated button on the rear.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)
The small, light and friendly EOS 600D fits that bill very well, yet it also offers enough features for both the beginner to grow into and to tempt the more experienced user, most notably 18 megapixels, ISO range of 100-12,800, 63-zone metering sensor, full HD movie mode and built-in wireless flash control.
by Photography Blog (Mar, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 17.9 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 6,400 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 9
Cross type focus points 1
Supports continuous No

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm
Thickness 79.7 mm
Weight 570 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 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentamirror
Coverage 95%
Magnification 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.53x

performance

Max continuous shooting 3.7 fps
Battery life 440 photos
Continuous shooting 3.7 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 283 ms
Shutter lag 87 ms
Startup delay 1,500 ms
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