Canon EOS M3

Announced Feb 6, 2015 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Announced Feb 6, 2015
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Manufacturer description: Fusing Canon’s unrivalled image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a compact body, the EOS M3 offers the ability to capture the world around you in exceptional detail. At the heart of the EOS M3 is Canon's first 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, delivering premium quality stills and Full HD Movies. Combined with super-fast AF performance, thanks to a new Hybrid CMOS AF III and 49-point AF System, this camera gives you the freedom to capture the beauty of movement. As an advanced photographer you’ll find everything you need at your fingertips, with intuitive DSLR-like dials and control, as well as the flexibility to change your lens, all shrunk down into a compact, ergonomic body to take with you wherever you go.

Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
Lens mount Canon EF-M
Focal length mult. 1.6×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 366 g (0.81 lb / 12.91 oz)
Dimensions 111 x 68 x 44 mm (4.37 x 2.68 x 1.73)
GPS None

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Our review

With so many great mirrorless cameras on the market, the EOS M3 just isn't competitive. While it's well-designed and easy-to-use, important features like autofocus and battery life disappoint. For scenery and portraits it'll do the job, but if your subject is in-motion there are better choices.

Good for: Those seeking a well-built, compact ILC for studio and landscape photography. People who wish to adapt non-native lenses to a modern camera.

Not so good for: Photographers hoping to capture photos of kids and fast action. Those who want to shoot all day without carrying spare batteries.

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