Canon M3-720Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera

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The Canon M3 (as the number suggests) is Canon’s third (and best) attempt at competing in the growing mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (ILC) market.

Canon M3 Specifications

Let’s start by taking a look at the specs of the Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera. This is for the Canon M3 body only:

  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600) and DIGIC 6 Image Processor can help capture photos and videos with stunning detail even in challenging lighting situations
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III helps provide fast and accurate focusing for stills and videos
  • Front Dial and Exposure Compensation Dial help provide full manual control and offer customizable functions as well as improved operability and ease of use
  • Create Full HD 1920×1080 movies at 24p and 30p in MP4 format with ease using manual movie control
  • Intuitive touch screen 3.0 tilt-type (180° up/45° down) LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots) can be perfect for selfies and allows for quick focusing and shooting, easy menu navigation and simple viewing of images and videos
  • Easily transfer images and videos to a compatible smartphone, tablet or Canon Connect Station CS100 device with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability, and share on social networking sites or view on an HDTV
  • Compatible with EF-M lenses as well as the full line of EF* and EF-S* Lenses (*using Mount Adapter EF-EOS M; not included) and Speedlites for expanded creativity
24.2 Megapixel Sensor

The Canon M3 camera brings true Canon EOS performance to a light, compact, mirrorless camera body. Because of these features, it is perfect for travel, ladnscape, portrait or any other use. With a huge 24.2 Megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor, the EOS M3 captures high-resolution images and Full HD movies.

DIGIC 6 Image Processor

After the light falls on the sensor of the M3 Canon, the image has to be processed and Canon uses the Digic 6 Image Processor. The DIGIC 6 enables the M3 camera to produce improved low-light performance with less noise. In addition, it enables improved autofocus (AF) times and reduced lag over previous models.

Autofocus (AF)

The EOS M3’s Hybrid CMOS AF III system is fast, resulting in accurate AF coverage over approximately 80% (vertical) and 70% (horizontal) of the entire image.


ISO Range

The M3 Canon has an ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to 25600). This means means images can be captured in a wide range of lighting situations. From bright lights (ISO 100) to extremely dim light.

Continuous Shooting and Burst Rate

The Canon M3 is capable of shooting up to 4.2 frames per second for up to 1,000 JPEG images or 5 RAW images.

Hot Shoe and Built-In Flash

The built-in pop-up flash has a guide number of 16.4′ (5m) at ISO 100 and covers up to an 18mm focal length. The flash recycles in of 3 seconds and can sync up to 1/200 sec. An E-TTL II-compatible hot shoe is built-in, enabling you to add-on an external flash or trigger.

Manual Controls

Add to that the (pro) manual controls that are in the SLR line. In other words, you will not be compromising on quality when compared to a larger DSLR.

Canon M3 top

The shutter button of the Canon Mirrorless M3, is placed in the midst of a Front Dial, with a dedicated Exposure Compensation Dial in easy reach of the thumb grip. The Canon M3 also features custom functions including user customizable buttons nd programmable shortcuts.

3.0” Tilt-type Touchscreen LCD Monitor

The large high resolution LCD monitor can tilt between 180° up and down 45°. It means selfies as well as the possibility to take pictures at high and low angles.


The Quick Control screen found on other Canon EOS cameras superimpose a number of functions (in a “U” pattern) on the touchscreen. This means you can easily access the settings without changing your grip on the camera or even taking your finger off the shutter button.


With a Quick Control screen like those found on other EOS cameras and a number of functions superimposed over the image in a “U” pattern, settings are easily accessible without taking a finger away from the shutter or altering your grip on the camera.

Canon M3 back


Canon M3 Lenses

In addition to a number of dedicated EF-M Lenses, the Canon EOS M3 is compatible with a range of over 70 of Canon’s EF and EF-S Lenses aas well as Speedlites. The M3 mirrorless also has an optional shoe-mounted electronic viewfinder. If you already have a Canon EOS DSLR and are looking to go mirrorless, the Canon M3 is a valid reason to stay in the Canon family. However, you may need an adapter.

Canon M3 lenses

Dust Deletion

This is a built-in automatic feature that executes each time the camera is powered on or off. It removes dust that may have intruded onto the low-pass filter.

Creative Assist

With this built-in feature, it is easy to change the camera features and watch the results in real time. The Canon M3 Creative Assist allows you to make adjustments to color tone, intenstity, sharpness, brightness, contrast or even shift to monochrome.

In fact, up to 6 personal settings can be saved and used during image composition. to top off this feature, settings from other photographers can be imported into the Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless camera and applied to any scene. The Creative Assist feature was designed so novices or pros could easily find the right tone for their image, and even assist each other in image creation.

The M3 Canon also features 8 Creative Filters to enhance images, including Art Bold Effect, Fish-Eye Effect, Grainy B/W, HDR, Miniature Effect (Stills and Movie), Soft Focus, Toy Camera Effect, and Water Painting Effect.

Built-in Wireless Capabilities

It has built in wireless capabilities (Wi-Fi and NFC, remote shooting and wireless printing), plus numerous other features designed for fast image capture.

Canon EOS M3 - NFC- wireless

Built-in Wireless capability – NFC connect

Remote Shooting

Use your smart device as a remote control to capture images, change settings or even ‘see’ through the lens of the camera. Great for wildlife photography or to include yourself in group shots.

Canon EOS M3 - Remote Shooting

Cloud Back up

Backup your photos and movies to the cloud and sync them to your PC and smartphone.

Canon EOS M3 - backup

Cloud Back Up

Social Media Capabilities

The 180° to 45° HD LCD Screen allows for high resolution selfies. Images and videos are easily transferable to a compatible smartphone, tablet or Canon Connect Station CS100 device with the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability


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