Beautifully versatile and exceptionally advanced, the Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera combines an impressive array of features that encourage budding photographers to develop their craft and cultivate their skills. Delivering DSLR-like performance within a compact system camera, the EOS M3 utilises Canon’s superb 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIG!C 6 processor and advanced high-speed AF to create stunningly sharp images, even in low light. Compact and lightweight, the camera is both easy to handle and comfortable to use, featuring improved grip, intuitive controls and a touch panel LCD that work together to let you concentrate on shooting. Perfect for photographers who want to get more out of their compact, the EOS M3 features expanded manual control as well as convenient compatibility with EOS and EF accessories. Want to share the images and movies you create? Wi-Fi and NFC compatibility make sharing a breeze!
- 24.2 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor
- Powerful DIGIC processing
- Fast and smooth focus in stills and movies
- Easy image adjustments in real time
- Large, tilt touchscreen for clear viewing
- Stunning 1080p movies at 24, 25 and 30 fps
- Share and backup images wirelessly
- Control the camera with a smartphone
- Auto mode with scene detection
- Fast continuous shooting at 4.2 shots per second
- Superb low light shooting
- Includes the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses
Freedom of expression
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.
Capture stunning detail
Capture photos and movies that are packed with detail, colour and atmosphere - even in low-light conditions - thanks to an APS-C sized 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and ISO up to 12,800 (expandable to 25,600).
Portable DSLR power
With a compact, lightweight and stylish body that’s a pleasure to carry, the EOS M3 puts all the power of a DSLR, complete with interchangeable lenses, right by your side.
User-friendly touch interface
Use the award-winning ergonomic interface with intuitive touch screen (1,040k sRGB dots) to focus and shoot with a single tap, navigate menus and view images with ease. The screen tilts up through 180?_ (ideal for selfies) and down by 45?_ for high-angle shooting.
Be spontaneous. Enjoy fast, responsive focusing
React instinctively to the moment and catch fast moving action with ease thanks to continuous full resolution shooting at 4.2 frames-per-second – even when shooting in RAW.
Fast, sharp autofocus
Focus up to 6.1x faster than the original EOS M thanks to advanced Hybrid CMOS AF III. Autofocus locks on quickly and accurately for pin-sharp results with 49 AF points spread out across the frame, covering 80 percent of the frame vertically and 70 per cent horizontally.
Sharing your creativity is simple. You can easily transfer images and movies to smartphones, tablets or the Canon Connect Station using Wi-Fi and NFC, for quick uploading to social networks or watching on a big screen TV.
It’s easy to include yourself in group shots or shoot wildlife photos without disturbance using your smart device as a wireless remote control. You can capture images, change settings and even see what the camera is seeing to capture the perfect shot.
Simple image back up
Back up your precious new images wirelessly to wherever you want in the cloud using Image Sync and synchronise to your personal computer and smartphone.
Unleash your inner artist with Creative Assist, which gives you easy control over camera settings via the touch-screen. You can preview your adjustments in real time, learn how they translate into traditional camera settings and even save and share your favourite settings.
Full manual control
Take full expert level control any time you like with features such as the ergonomically placed Front Dial, an exposure compensation dial and extensive custom functions to suit your shooting style. Shoot in 14-bit RAW for advanced post shot editing.
Expand your system
Change your lens and see the world from a different point of view. Choose from the EF-M lens range or use one of over 70 lenses designed for EOS DSLRs via the Mount Adapter EF-EOS M. Add other optional accessories such as EOS Speedlite flashes, an electronic viewfinder or external microphone.
Shoot movies like you shoot photos
Create superb Full HD (1080p) movies at 30fps in MP4 format with fast, smooth autofocus thanks to the advanced Hybrid CMOS AF III. Touch AF in movies lets you create smooth, cinematic pull-focus effects, and Manual Focus Peaking shows sharp areas of the scene.
Shoot stunningly creative movies as easily as stills with manual control over shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Create scenes with a shallow depth of field using wide aperture settings or change shutter speed while filming to control the image flow.
Record high quality soundtracks via the camera’s 3.5mm external microphone socket, which is compatible with a wide range of external microphones. Sound from the microphone can be controlled manually from the camera.
|Type||22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 24.2 megapixels|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 24.7 megapixels|
|Sensor Cleaning||EOS integrated cleaning system|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|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|
|Type||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)|
|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|
|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|
|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)|
|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|
|Type||Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1|
|Depth of field preview||Yes, via customisable buttons|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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)|
|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 |
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||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 Printers||Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge|
|PictBridge||Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)|
|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|
|Image Processing||Digital Photo Professional|
|Other||Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility|
|Batteries||1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17|
|Battery life||Approx. 250 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) 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|
|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)|