Canon EOS M3 User Reviews

Announced Feb 6, 2015 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
KoolKool

Greeting everyone! Got the camera for 250$ in brand new condition. This my personal experience...in summary Pro: - Cheap...now! - The most solid build quality M body (only second to original M) - Decent AF (fast and accurate for slow and static subjects) - Very nice image quality (with DxO RAW processing and sharp native lens like.....11-22 or 32) - CHDK port in real development and current build is quite usable. Cons: - The AF is bad (for fast moving subject). - Terrible video quality (Heavy ...

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I bought my M3 when they first became available internationally. Canon was not selling M3's in the US so I bought mine on eBay from a seller in Japan for $493 back in April 2015. In 2019 these are available used for $100-$200. Here is a short list of the pros and cons for the entire M series including the M3, M5, M6, and M50. Pros (1) Image quality looks great. I’ve enlarged pix to 24x36 and they look great. Not as great as my full frame 6D but still impressive. 12x18 prints are indistinguishable ...

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I loved my M3 dearly, and it is definitely a great camera. However, it is just so underwhelming compared to so many other mirrorless and generally similarly priced cameras on the market today. The low light capture is quite poor, the dynamic range is unimpressive with much contrast, it's definitely not a performer for fast subjects, and I had two of these crap out in less than a year each (electrical flaws) so I'm not impressed with the build quality. To me my M3 is like your teddy bear, I ...

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Hello everyone, I purchased this camera recently and still have time to send it back within the 30 days. I'm very happy with the image quality, build, lens adaptor etc., however, I cannot seem to get it to shoot remotely with the Canon app on my iPhone. It may be I am doing something incorrectly so I am reaching out to the more experienced M3 users and owners for their help. If it doesn't shoot remotely, I'm sending it back for a refund... Thank you very much Dan

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Henkoo
 

I am a professional photographer, and i use this camera when i`m traveling and can`t take my other gear with me. I mainly use it with the 22mm 2.0 STM, and only shoot in RAW You can realy shoot great pictures with it, believe me. Quality is also good for magazine prints. Excellent for landscaping ! Not good for sports while to slow In my opinion the folding screen is a little to fragile. Would abolutely buy it again !!!!!!!!!

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dreamlander
 

I have not spent a lot of time with the M3, but these are my initial thoughts after setting it up and trying a few lenses. First IQ is fine as expected. It is a 24 mp sensor from Canon, it should be. When ever I get a new camera I spend a couple hours going through every part of the menu to set things exactly to my liking. The lack of custom settings was the biggest surprise for me. Coming from a 70D and 80D the options on the M3 are very limited. I guess Canon feels that this camera is for ...

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After 24 hours, only a quick first view. The M3 is nicely crafted and a dream ergonomically. Nice menustructure. Ergo nice, for a MILC that is. Nice sensor but AF NOT ok.. With the dedicated M lenses works very nice. The best EFs lens for this M3 (that I have) is the 18 135 usm nano. The AF is mediocre. Flash is a tiny bit worse compared to the DSLR versions like the 100D. Tilting the inboard works great. The nissins (i40 and i60) need some -/- FEC dialled in. But otherwise wireless flash ...

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I have a Canon 5D3, but I’ve always looked for a compact counterpart for situations where the DSLR is just not convenient enough. I’ve owned a series of Panasonic and Sony compacts with increasing telephoto zooms. While having 20-30x in a small camera has been great, the image quality isn’t very satisfying, especially at “higher” ISOs such as 800 and above. I was recently eyeing the Canon G3X, but when Canon announced that the M3 would be available in the US, I decided to take a close look at ...

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DMacfarlane
 

M series needs a lens of 300mm or greater. Using an adapter for EF lenses gives good results, but adds unnecessary weight and produces an imbalance (front end bias) when shooting. That said, the camera and its kit lens and telephoto zoom are great given it is the original version!

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I've had my EOS-M3 for a while (after owning/using a first generation EOS-M for 3 years) . and there are amazing things about it nobody is mentioning. Or if they are, I've missed them among the myriad of criticisms… I'll limit myself to my most useful positive day-to-day features. I shoot a mixture of landscape (both standard and HDR multi-shot) ,interiors, architecture, museums, historical sites and macro shooting with my M and M3. I've shot thousands of pictures with the original EOS-M. The ...

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