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Canon EOS M3 Digital Camera

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MILC 24.2MP CMOS Jul 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
An EOS Camera in A New LightDesigned to inspire, the EOS M3 digital camera brings true EOS performance and image quality to a compact, stylish and elegant package. A pleasure to operate, with the... More
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24 Reasons For

Good Brand

MILC cameras built by Canon have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just MILC cameras) and found that Canon also has good ratings across its entire range.

Just Released Six Months Ago

This MILC digital camera was released just six months ago. Newer digital cameras like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Canon EOS M3 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other new similar spec digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available which you might also want to look at include the Canon M2[plb_3882072_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Olympus E-M10 Mark II[plb_3882646_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon EOS M3 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS M3 also support wi-Fi.

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Light

The average weight of MILC cameras that were released in the last 12 months is 370g, and the weights range from 230g to 630g. With a weight of only 319 grams, the Canon EOS M3 is one of the lighter MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS M3 amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A7R[plb_3227478_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on recently released cameras.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Canon EOS M3 is more than most new comparable spec digital cameras. This digital camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by latest comparable spec cameras. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the recently released comparable spec digital cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 40, and the average maximum aperture number is 20. At 40, the Canon EOS M3 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EOS M3.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon EOS M3 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year. Most recently released similar spec cameras have a 3648 x 2432 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of RAW: (3:2) 6000 x 4000, (4:3) 5328 x 4000, (16:9) 6000 x 3376, (1:1) 4000 x 4000, JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 4320 x 2880, (S1) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 2304 x 1536, (S3) 720x480, JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3840 x 2880, (S1) 2560 x 1920, (S2) 2048 x 1536, (S3) 640x480 and JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3376 and (M) 4. The worst still image resolution of all latest digital cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The least total megapixels of MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS M3 is 13MP and the most is 37MP. The Canon EOS M3 has one of the more total megapixelss (24.7 megapixels) amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Canon EOS M3 has a greater number of white balance modes than most recently released MILC cameras. The most frequently found white balance is Shade, but this white balance is not found on this camera. The white balances Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent and Tungsten are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Canon EOS M3 has a greater number of photo effects than most latest similar spec cameras. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on latest digital cameras. The photo effects "Neutral" is also found on this camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Has One Camera Playback

The number of camera playback modes found on the Canon EOS M3 is more than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Slide show camera playback, which is the most commonly found camera playback found on digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for the last year. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon EOS M3 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an Aperture priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on new MILC cameras. The light exposure modess "Auto", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Seven Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon EOS M3 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on new MILC cameras. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Supports Five ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon EOS M3 is more than most new MILC cameras. This Canon digital camera supports 25 and 600 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by MILC cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Quite Short Flash Sync-Speed

With a flash sync-speed of only 0.005 seconds, the Canon EOS M3 has a fairly short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other latest MILC cameras. The flash sync-speeds of new MILC cameras range from 0.005s to 1s.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many MILC cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon EOS M3 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 24 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of new similar spec digital cameras is 27mm.

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LCD Display

This camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on latest digital cameras. LCD is the most common display type used in digital cameras. LCD displays are relatively cheap to manufacture but their limitations lie in narrow viewing angles and the displays do not perform well in direct sunlight.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released in the last year, the Canon EOS M3 does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80[plb_3354187_price].

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Not 3D

The Canon EOS M3 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS M3 are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-GX1[plb_3987289_price], or the Olympus E-PL8[plb_3844058_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for the last year, the Canon EOS M3 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Canon EOS M3 does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS M3, the Canon EOS M3 does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS M3, the Canon EOS M3 does not have a built-in flash.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months range from 52mm to 120mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 82mm. At only 72 millimeters, the Canon EOS M3 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon EOS M3 is more than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on MILC cameras that are a similar age to the EOS M3. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon EOS M3 is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that have been available for the last year. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Canon EOS M3 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds LC-AAC are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Only Five Flash Guide Numbers

The Canon EOS M3 is a five flash guide number digital camera. Most of the other MILC cameras that were launched in the last 12 months have between 5 and 12 flash guide numbers.

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Only 250 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Canon EOS M3 is a digital camera that takes 250 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Canon EOS M3 has a 1280x720@50fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most new digital cameras have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed. In addition, this Canon digital camera have resolution at capture speeds of 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps and 640x480@25fps and 640x480@30fps. Across all MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS M3 the worst resolution at capture speeds is 1280x720@24fps and the best is 1920x1080@60fps.

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Only 49 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The Canon EOS M3 is a 49 auto Focus (AF) points camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS M3

Average Display Diagonal

The Canon EOS M3 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for the last year.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon M5[plb_3844053_price] (3.2"), or the Leica Leica TL[plb_3983868_price] (3.7").

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 24.2 megapixels, the Canon EOS M3 has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras that came out in the last year.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the Sigma Sd Quattro[plb_3831284_price] (29.5MP and higher rated).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Sony Alpha A7[plb_3191663_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Olympus E-PL8[plb_3844058_price] (SD,SDHC,SDXC), or the Panasonic DMC-GX1[plb_3987289_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer

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Expert Reviews

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15 January 2016

Of course, aside from the under-the-hood improvements, one of the biggest changes is the redesigned body. Featuring a slightly thicker body, the M3 also includes a protruding, contoured handgrip... Read more…

Compact size
Good image stabilisation
Easy to use
Good touchscreen
Easy WiFi setup and connect
Slow focussing
Belowpar low light performance
Limited dynamic range
Lacklustre build
Weighs heavier than comparison
14 January 2016

The Canon EOS M3 brings a compact form-factor into the interchangeable lens category, along with decent daylight imaging. However, its low-light performance is below par, it has a limited dynamic...

29 December 2015

The Canon EOS M3 is a big step forward from the original "M" series camera. The 24.2-Megapixel imaging sensor and DIGIC 6 processor produce excellent images at lower ISO settings. Add a great... Read more…

3 November 2015

Canon EOS M3 (12.8 oz./364 g with battery and card, about $579) and EF-M 22mm f/2 STM. bigger. I got my EOS M3 at Adorama. I'd just as well have gotten it at Amazon, at Crutchfield or at B&H. It... Read more…

30 October 2015

Canon takes a big step forward in the mirrorless camera market with the EOS M3, but it still lags behind the competition...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 31 August 2015 by Pappa John
Pappa John would recommend the Canon EOS M3

I purchased my M3 from a friend in Britain a few months ago. The new model contains the same superb 24 megapixel Canon introduced with the new Rebel T6 that they introduced earlier this year.... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2015 by NLP

I'll try to keep this short and informative. My 5diii too heavy for holiday travel. Bought a few other cameras, had to return. Arrived in Tokyo, went to camera shop. Noticed m3. Found out not... Read more…

Reviewed 28 October 2015 by MikefromCT
MikefromCT would recommend the Canon EOS M3 (Verified Purchase)

I owned the original M and recently brought it on a trip to Maine. That camera takes stunning shots but in daylight, trying to capture an eagle flying by while using the LCD screen, well, it's... Read more…

Reviewed 15 November 2015 by Planosteve
Planosteve would recommend the Canon EOS M3 (Verified Purchase)

I purchased the M3 to use for travel and family gatherings, where I don't want to lug my 5DMarkIII. The image quality of this small rig is really quite good. I did a side-by-side comparison of the... Read more…

Reviewed 30 October 2015 by Ljcroker
Ljcroker would recommend the Canon EOS M3

After testing all my Canon EF lenses on my new M3 equipped with the EF-M adapter, I'm happy to report: ? Quick focus with AF with EF 70-200M F/2.8 L, Canon Fisheye EF 8-15 USM, Canon 28mm f/1.8... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon pi912, canon pi912n, canon p220567, canon pi912ns, canon p220568, canon pi912nc, canon 9694b200, canon 9694b011, canon 9694b062, canon 9694b068, canon p220567p, canon 9694b108, canon 9694b063, canon p220568p, canon 9694b079, canon 9694b068a, canon 9694b108a, canon 9694b079a, canon 9694b200a, canon 9694b062a, canon 9694b079aa, canon 9694b200aa, canon 9694b062aa, canon 9694b068aa, canon 9694b108aa
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