Nikon Z6 vs Canon EOS Kiss X9i

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS Kiss X9i. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Nikon Z6 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS Kiss X9i is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon Z6 were released 2018 and Canon EOS Kiss X9i was released 2017. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon Z6 2018
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 2017

Type of camera

Nikon Z6 is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS Kiss X9i is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z6 has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS Kiss X9i 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 Z6 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 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 Z6 has a 25 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss X9i has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon Z6 25 MP
24337152 pixels
6048 x 4024
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Nikon Z6 has a 1 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Kiss X9i. 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.

ISO range

Nikon Z6 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Kiss X9i. Nikon Z6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS Kiss X9i has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z6 100-51200
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 100-25600

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 Z6
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss X9i

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon Z6 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss X9i can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z6 12
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 6

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS Kiss X9i can shoot movies.


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.

Nikon Z6 weighs 675 gr (equal to 1,49 lb) which is 27% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss X9i and its 532 gr (or 1,17 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon Z6 675 gr
1,49 lb
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 532 gr
1,17 lb