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Difference Between Canon Kiss X3 and 550D

Canon Kiss X3 vs 550D

The Canon Kiss X3 is a DSLR camera that was released in Japan. It is also available in other parts of the world but under different names and is globally known as the 500D. It has been succeeded by the 550D, which is also known as the Kiss X4 in Japan. As a better replacement for the Kiss X3, it is expected that the 550D has better features than its predecessor and it starts with the sensor resolution. While the Kiss X3 has a 15 megapixel sensor, the 550D is equipped with an 18 megapixel sensor that is identical to the high end 7D camera of Canon. The better sensor allows the 550D to take bigger and better photos.

Another key improvement in the 550D is the metering system. The metering system is responsible for automatically adjusting the exposure of the photo so that it receives the correct amount of light. The 550D has a 63 zone metering system while that of the Kiss X3 only has 35 zones. Each zone is individually analyzed by the camera to determine whether it is overexposed or underexposed.

The ISO ranges of both the 550D and the Kiss X3 have the same expanded maximum at 12800. The difference between the two, in terms of ISO, lies in the range between 3200 and 6400. With the Kiss X3 this is already expanded and some noise and losses can already occur. With the 550D, the normal range reaches up to 6400 and only values above that belong to the expanded range.

Lastly, both cameras are able to record HD quality videos but the 550D is better compared to the Kiss X3. Although the resolutions at which they can record video is the same, the 550D is able to record them at much higher frame rates. Higher frame rates reduce the appearance of blurring when shooting high speed scenes.

Overall, the 550D is a superior camera compared to the Kiss X3. It is better in taking photos an even with taking videos.

Summary:

1. The 550D is the successor to the Kiss X3

2. The 550D has an 18 megapixel sensor while the Kiss X3 has a 15 megapixel sensor

3. The 550D has an improved metering system compared to the Kiss X3

4. The 550D has a higher standard ISO range than the Kiss X3

5. The 550D is better at recording video compared to the Kiss X3


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