Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera with 18-55mm IS STM (EOL)

The Canon EOS M3 is a powerful and feature packed compact mirrorless camera. The camera features a large 24.2 megapixel sensor with a light sensitivity of 100-25600 ISO for stunning low light or high speed shots.

This EOS M3 kit is discontinued please have a look at Canon's current mirrorless range
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Features

Features


Canon EOS M3 features:

Powerful yet portable. Creative and convenient. The EOS M3 delivers the performance of a DSLR and the portability of a compact camera. Enjoy great photography wherever you are.

Powerful 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor

The Canon EOS M3 features a large and powerful 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. The sensor features a wide light sensitivity range of 100-25,600 ISO and enables the camera to capture stunning low light images with little noise.

Lightning fast 49-point autofocus

The EOS M3 features a versatile 49-point AF system and innovative new Hybrid CMOS AF III technology. The autofocus system delivers lightning fast performance; focusing up to 6.1x faster than the original EOS M.

Tilt-able popup flash

A tilt-able popup flash allows you to angle the flash to bounced for softer light. The popup flash hides away neatly in the camera body when not in use.

Full HD recording

The camera captures stunning 1080p Full HD videos at a smooth 30, 25 or 24 frames per second.

Fast continuous shooting

The EOS M3 captures brilliant action sequences from a super-fast 4.2 frames per second in continuous shooting

3 inch tilt touchscreen

A bright 3 inch touch screen tilts up 180 degrees and down 45 degrees to allow easy operation from high and low angles, as well as providing a front facing display for easy self-portraits.

Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity

Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to remote control your camera, allowing more flexible shooting, and NFC enables easy sharing to supported smart devices.

Ergonomic design

A deep grip and easy to reach buttons provides easy and comfortable operation

EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens

The 18-55mm lens provides good reach and captures stunning wide and telephoto images. The lens features an image stabilization feature which greatly reduces camera blur in low light photography

Other features:

  • Hot shoe for Canon Speedlite flashes.
  • Auto mode with scene detection.
  • Fast and accurate image processing.

In The Box

In The Box

  • EOS M3 Body
  • EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens
  • Rear lens cap
  • Front lens cap
  • Strap
  • LC-E17E charger
  • LP-E17 battery
  • Interface cables
  • Software

Specs

Specs

IMAGE SENSOR

Type

22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 24.2 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 24.7 megapixels

Aspect Ratio

3:2

Low-Pass Filter

Built-in/Fixed

Sensor Cleaning

EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 6

LENS

Lens Mount

EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)

Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Image Stabilisation

Enable/Disable Image Stabilizer on compatible lens
Dynamic IS available with compatible lenses

FOCUSING

Type

Hybrid CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor[14]

AF System/ Points

49 AF points (Maximum)[15]

AF working range

EV 2-18 (at 23°C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)

AF Modes

One-Shot AF and Servo AF

AF Point Selection

Automatic selection (Face+Tracking), Manual selection (1-point AF)

Selected AF point display

Indicated on LCD monitor

AF Lock

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or customisable AE Lock Button

AF Assist Beam

via LED assist beam

Manual Focus

Dedicated MF button (toggle AF/MF). Select on camera menu AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot).
MF Peaking available

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes

Real-time metering from the image sensor
(1) Evaluative metering (384 zones)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 10%)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2%)
(4) Center weighted average metering

Metering Range

EV 1-20 (at 23°C, ISO 100)

AE Lock

Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE Lock Button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation

+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

AEB

3 shots, +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments

ISO Sensitivity (*)

AUTO(100-12800), 100-12800 in 1/3 stop increments
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop increments)

SHUTTER

Type

Hybrid Single Blade Shutter (Electronic first curtain and mechanical second curtain shutter)

Speed

30-1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type

Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

Settings

AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

Custom White Balance

Yes, 1 setting can be registered

VIEWFINDER

Type

Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1

Depth of field preview

Yes, via customisable buttons

LCD MONITOR

Type

Tilt type 7.5 cm (3.0”) sRGB ClearView II Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. In-cell capacitive type

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)

Approx. 170°

Brightness Adjustment

Adjustable to one of five levels

Display Options

Switchable via INFO. Button
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Liveview image no information
(3) Liveview image full info
(4) Liveview image basic info

FLASH

Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)

5

Built-in Flash Coverage

up to 18mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 29mm)

Built-in Flash recycle time

Approx. 3 seconds

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On/off, Slow Synchro

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes - with red eye reduction lamp

X-sync

1/200sec

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2EV in 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing

Yes, with compatible external flash

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

HotShoe/ PC terminal

Yes/ No

External Flash Compatibility

E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support

External Flash Control

Via camera menu screen

SHOOTING

Modes

Scene Intelligent Auto mode (Stills and Movie), Creative Assist (Stills and Movie). Hybrid Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Handheld Night Scene, Food), Creative Filters (HDR, Fish-eye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Miniature Effect (Stills and Movie), Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Grainy B/W), Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom)
Movie modes: Movie auto exposure, Movie manual exposure

Picture Styles

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space

sRGB

Image Processing

Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot NR)
Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration
Creative Assist:
Background Blur (5 settings)
Brightness (19 levels)
Contrast (9 levels)
Saturation (9 levels)
Color Tone (19 levels)
Monochrome (Off/ BW/ S (Sepia)/ B (Blue)/ P (Purple)/ G (Green))

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, remote)

Continuous Shooting

Max. Approx. 4.2fps for approx. 1000 JPEG images, 5 images RAW [1][16]

LIVE VIEW MODE

Coverage

Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Frame Rate

30 fps

Focusing

Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen plus MF Peaking)
Autofocus: Hybrid CMOS AF III (Face + Tracking, 1-point AF)

Display Options

Grid overlay (x2), Histogram, Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratios

FILE TYPE

Still Image Type

JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording

Yes, RAW + various JPEG compression possible

Image Size

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
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3376, (M) 4320 x 2432, (S1) 2880 x 1616 (S2) 1920 x 1080, (S3) 720 x 408
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2880 x 2880, (S1) 1920 x 1920, (S2) 1536 x 1536, (S3) 480x480

Movie Type

MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

Movie Size

Full HD - 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
HD - 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
VGA - 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
Miniature Effect - HD, VGA - (6, 3, 1.5 fps)
Hybrid Auto - HD - (30 fps)

Movie Length

Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB

Folders

New folders can be automatically created monthly or daily

File Numbering

(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset

OTHER FEATURES

Custom Functions

6 Custom Functions with 17 settings including 7 customisable buttons/controls

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (can be set in camera) Image rating (0-5 stars)

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Playback zoom

1.5x - 10x enabled in 10 steps

Display Formats

(1) Single image with information (Customisable with 6 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) Index display (6/12/42/110 images)
(4) Jump Display

Slide Show

Playback time: 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/30 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Transition Effects: Off, Fade

Histogram

Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert

Yes

Image Erase/Protection

Erase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, All images
Protection: Selected images, Selected range, All images. Unprotect all images

Menu Categories

(1) Shooting menu (x5)
(2) Playback menu (x4)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu

Menu Languages

25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Firmware Update

Update possible by the user.

INTERFACE

Computer

Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)

Other

Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support [17]
HDMI output (Type-C/Mini compatible)
External microphone (3.5mm stereo mini jack)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers

Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

STORAGE

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh

Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only
Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9

SOFTWARE

Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional

Other

Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility

POWER SOURCE

Batteries

1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17

Battery life

Approx. 250 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)[5]
Approx. 185 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

Battery Indicator

AC Adapter Kit ACK-E17, Battery charger LC-E17

Power saving

LCD monitor turns off after 10, 20, 30 sec or 1, 2, 3 mins.
Auto Power Off
ECO mode

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-E17, Battery charger LC-E17

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Body Materials

Stainless steel, magnesium alloy, polycarbonate resin

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4 mm

Weight (body only)

Approx. 366g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)

ACCESSORIES

Viewfinder

Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
(0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage

Cases / Straps

Body Jacket EH27-CJ
Neck Strap EM-E2

Lenses

EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)

Flash

Canon Speedlites (including 90EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2

Remote Controller/ Switch

Remote Controller RC-6

Other

Interface cable IFC-400PCU
HDMI Cable HTC-DC100

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

[1] Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution

[5] Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated

[8] Recommended Exposure Index

[14] Hybrid CMOS AF III covers an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 70% Horizontal of the frame

[15] Maximum number of AF frame is dependent on selected image aspect ratio

[16] Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on camera settings, type of lens used, battery charge and light level. Shooting stops automatically with the 1000th frame

[17] Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions.

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From high end DSLR to mirrorless is an interesting experience. For landscape, urban and street photography this pocketable Canon is now my point and shoot with the added plus of being able to use all my EF lenses. It works well for me. (Posted on 13/06/2015)

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