Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera with 18-55mm IS STM (Discontinued)
- 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
- 100-25600 ISO
- Includes EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens
- Full HD recording
- Tilt-able 3 inch LCD screen
- Tilt-able popup flash
- 4.2 frames per second continuous shooting
- Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity
- 49-point autofocus
- Ergonomic design
- Hotshoe for Canon Speedlight flashes
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.
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
- Hot shoe for Canon Speedlite flashes.
- Auto mode with scene detection.
- Fast and accurate image processing.
- EOS M3 Body
- EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens
- Rear lens cap
- Front lens cap
- LC-E17E charger
- LP-E17 battery
- Interface cables
22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
Approx. 24.2 megapixels
Approx. 24.7 megapixels
EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type
EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
Enable/Disable Image Stabilizer on compatible lens
Dynamic IS available with compatible lenses
Hybrid CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor
AF System/ Points
49 AF points (Maximum)
AF working range
EV 2-18 (at 23°C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)
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
Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or customisable AE Lock Button
AF Assist Beam
via LED assist beam
Dedicated MF button (toggle AF/MF). Select on camera menu AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot).
MF Peaking available
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
EV 1-20 (at 23°C, ISO 100)
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.
+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments (can be combined with 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)
Hybrid Single Blade Shutter (Electronic first curtain and mechanical second curtain shutter)
30-1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
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
Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
Depth of field preview
Yes, via customisable buttons
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
Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)
Adjustable to one of five levels
Switchable via INFO. Button
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Liveview image no information
(3) Liveview image full info
(4) Liveview image basic info
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in Flash Coverage
up to 18mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 29mm)
Built-in Flash recycle time
Approx. 3 seconds
Auto, Manual Flash On/off, Slow Synchro
Yes - with red eye reduction lamp
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2EV in 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing
Yes, with compatible external flash
Flash Exposure Lock
Second Curtain Synchronisation
HotShoe/ PC terminal
External Flash Compatibility
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash Control
Via camera menu screen
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
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
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
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))
Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, remote)
Max. Approx. 4.2fps for approx. 1000 JPEG images, 5 images RAW 
LIVE VIEW MODE
Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
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)
Grid overlay (x2), Histogram, Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratios
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
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
MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
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)
Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB
New folders can be automatically created monthly or daily
(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
6 Custom Functions with 17 settings including 7 customisable buttons/controls
User copyright information (can be set in camera) Image rating (0-5 stars)
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
1.5x - 10x enabled in 10 steps
(1) Single image with information (Customisable with 6 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) Index display (6/12/42/110 images)
(4) Jump Display
Playback time: 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/30 seconds
Transition Effects: Off, Fade
Erase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, All images
Protection: Selected images, Selected range, All images. Unprotect all images
(1) Shooting menu (x5)
(2) Playback menu (x4)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
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
Update possible by the user.
Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)
Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support 
HDMI output (Type-C/Mini compatible)
External microphone (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)
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
Digital Photo Professional
Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility
1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17
Approx. 250 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 185 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E17, Battery charger LC-E17
LCD monitor turns off after 10, 20, 30 sec or 1, 2, 3 mins.
Auto Power Off
Power Supply & Battery Chargers
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E17, Battery charger LC-E17
Stainless steel, magnesium alloy, polycarbonate resin
0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4 mm
Weight (body only)
Approx. 366g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)
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
EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
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
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.
 Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution
 Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
 Recommended Exposure Index
 Hybrid CMOS AF III covers an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 70% Horizontal of the frame
 Maximum number of AF frame is dependent on selected image aspect ratio
 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
 Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions.
PRODUCT WARRANTY INFORMATION
1. What warranty comes with the goods purchased ?
All products excluding batteries sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.
Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon compacts excluding the Coolpix P900 are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon DSLR's including the CoolPix P900 and are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Panasonic cameras and lenses are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Fujifilm cameras are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.
SIGMA & TAMRON LENSES
Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty.
LEXAR & SANDISK MEMORY CARDS
Lexar and Sandisk memory cards are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Lowepro's Limited Original Owner Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the useful life of the product. The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care.
USED GEAR PURCHASED FROM ORMS
All used gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 6 Month Warranty.
REFURBISHED GEAR PURCHASED FROM ORMS
All refurbished gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 12 Month Warranty.
2. My product has gone faulty, now what ?
Please contact our service division straight away on 021 - 469 1962 and notify them of the fault. You may also e-mail them at email@example.com
1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product. ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.
2. During the warranty period, Orms will arrange collection of the faulty item, facilitate the repair and then ship the product back to the customer, bearing all risks and costs.
Orms is not obliged to repair products that fall outside of the manufacturers warranty period, or products that are damaged accidentally, however Orms in seeking to deliver the highest standard of customer service will gladly assist the customer in having the product repaired via the network of repair agents with which Orms has business dealings.
1. FREE Standard Shipping
Free Economy Shipping is available on all orders exceeding R1 000. (T&C's apply)
*Terms and conditions to qualify for free shipping:
- Shipping may only be to a physical address within the borders of South Africa. No P.O Box's allowed.
- Shipping to outlying or remote areas like farms and game reserves may attract an additional fee.
- The delivery time to city areas is usually between 2 and 4 working days*. This excludes weekends and public holidays.
*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed.
2. Aramex Courier Service (local)
We use Aramex couriers as our preferred method of delivery.
With sophisticated track and trace equipment, you can pinpoint exactly where your parcel is, from the moment it is dispatched by us, until it's safely handed over to you the recipient.
Your parcel is well packaged and bubble wrapped before delivery. We also fully insure your parcels contents for the journey to your door.
We charge a flat-rate for shipping and the charges are per order.
- Express Shipping to Main Cities @ R 150.00 incl. VAT (ETA of 1-2 Business Days)* - Main Cities are: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London. Other cities/towns will take more than 1-2 delivery time.
- Standard Shipping @ R 80.00 incl. VAT (ETA of 2-4 Business Days)* - To all areas.
*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed. This period does not include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The base price of R80.00 incl. VAT is for a parcel up to 10kg in Volumetric and Physical weight. Should the item/s exceed this weight, we reserve the right to increase the shipping charge accordingly.
Please Note: The above prices quoted are for ordering online through the ORMSdirect website only. A different rate will be quoted if handled manually through our camera sales department. Our delivery service only runs from Monday to Friday. Saturday morning deliveries can be done by special arrangement only and at an additional charge. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange. We reserve the right to re-quote the delivery fee should this become too expensive.
3. DHL Express Courier Service (International)
International orders are generally subject to local import duties and taxes (VAT)
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International shipments are quoted on a per order basis depending on the size and weight of the parcel shipped.
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You are welcome to place your order online, pay for it and collect it from our Cape Town or Bellville branches. You will need to bring in a print out of the order for collection. Please ask for online sales on arrival.
Orms Shop - Cape Town
Shop 5, Roeland Square
Upper Canterbury Street
Gardens, Cape Town, 8001