Canon EOS M3

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Canon EOS M3
Canon EOS M3.jpg
TypeMirrorless interchangeable lens camera
Lens mountCanon EF-M
Image sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor size22.3 mm × 14.9 mm (APS-C type)
Maximum resolution6000 × 4000 (24 megapixels)
Recording mediumSD, SDHC or SDXC card
Focus areas49 focus points
Shutter speeds1/4000s to 30s
Continuous shooting4.2 frames per second
ViewfinderExternal EVF-DC1 (optional)
Image processing
Image processorDIGIC 6
Custom WBYes
WB bracketingNo
Rear LCD monitor3 " with 1,040,000 dots
Dimensions111 mm × 68 mm × 44 mm (4.37 in × 2.68 in × 1.73 in)
Weight366 g (0.807 lb) including battery

The Canon EOS M3 is a digital mirrorless camera announced by Canon on February 6, 2015.[1]


Like its predecessor, the Canon EOS M2, the camera uses the Canon EF-M lens mount. However, the EOS M3 adds a number of new features, including a contoured grip, tilting LCD touchscreen, built-in pop-up flash and dedicated mode dial.[1][2][3] Internally, the EOS M3 sports a DIGIC 6 image processor, 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, Hybrid CMOS AF III 49-point autofocus system, image stabilisation, and integrated Wi-Fi and NFC enabling control of the camera via a smartphone app.[1][2]

The camera supports optional accessories including the Canon Speedlite line of external flashes and the EVF-DC1 external electronic viewfinder.[2][3]


The EOS M3 became available in Europe and Asia in April 2015.[1] The original EOS M3 announcement indicated that the camera would only be available in Europe and Asia.[1]

On August 27, 2015, Canon announced plans to make the camera available in the United States as of October 2015.[4] At its U.S. launch in October 2015, the EOS M3 was available at $679.99 for the body only, or $799.99 for a kit including the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Canon EOS M3 to see European and Asian release with no plans for a North American launch". Digital Photography Review. 2015-02-06. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  2. ^ a b c Lawton, Rod. "Canon's new EOS M3 compact system camera takes no chances". Archived from the original on 2016-08-01. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  3. ^ a b Lowe, Mike (2015-02-06). "Hands-on: Canon EOS M3 review: Still behind the mirrorless market curve". Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  4. ^ a b Johnson, Allison. "Coming to America: Canon EOS M3 arrives stateside in October". Digital Photography Review. Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 27 August 2015.

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