Nikon Z fc vs Canon EOS Rebel XSi
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z fc and Canon EOS Rebel XSi. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Nikon Z fc is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS Rebel XSi is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.Nikon Z fc were released 2021 and Canon EOS Rebel XSi was released 2008. That is a 13 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Nikon Z fc||2021|
|Canon EOS Rebel XSi||2008|
Type of camera
Nikon Z fc is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS Rebel XSi is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z fc has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS Rebel XSi has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Nikon Z fc||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
|Canon EOS Rebel XSi||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Nikon Z fc has a 21 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel XSi has 12,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Nikon Z fc||
5568 x 3712
|Canon EOS Rebel XSi||
4272 x 2848
Nikon Z fc has a 70 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel XSi. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon Z fc has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel XSi. Nikon Z fc has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS Rebel XSi has 100 to 1600.
|Nikon Z fc||100-51200|
|Canon EOS Rebel XSi||100-1600|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z fc
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel XSi
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon Z fc can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Rebel XSi can shoot up to 3,5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Nikon Z fc||11|
|Canon EOS Rebel XSi||3,5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Nikon Z fc. Unfortunately Canon EOS Rebel XSi does not support recording movies and movie clips.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Canon EOS Rebel XSi weighs 524 gr (equal to 1,16 lb) which is 18% heavier than Nikon Z fc and its 445 gr (or 0,98 lb).
|Nikon Z fc||445 gr
|Canon EOS Rebel XSi||524 gr