Canon EOS M3

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Canon EOS M3
Canon EOS M3.jpg
Maker Canon
Type Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera
Lens mount Canon EF-M
Image sensor type CMOS
Image sensor size 22.3 mm × 14.9 mm (APS-C type)
Maximum resolution 6000 × 4000 (24 megapixels)
Recording medium SD, SDHC or SDXC card
Focus areas 49 focus points
Flash Yes
Shutter speeds 1/4000s to 30s
Continuous shooting 4.2 frames per second
Viewfinder External EVF-DC1 (optional)
Image Processing
Image processor DIGIC 6
Custom WB Yes
WB bracketing No
Rear LCD monitor 3 " with 1,040,000 dots
Battery LP-E17
Dimensions 111 mm × 68 mm × 44 mm (4.37 in × 2.68 in × 1.73 in)
Weight 366 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, 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". 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. 

External links[edit]