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Features

  • 24.2 Megapixels Sensor
  • Manual Control
  • ISO 12800 Stills, 6400 Movies
  • 180° Tilt-up LCD Screen
  • Wi-Fi / NFC
  • Creative Filters
  • Hybrid CMOS Auto Focus III
  • Full HD
  • DiG!C 6
  • HS System
  • Creative Assist

Beautifully versatile and exceptionally advanced, Canon’s all new 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!

Selected shots from the EOS M3 Body

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Specifications

Sensor

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Sensor format APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9mm
Effective Pixels 24.2 Megapixels
Total Pixels 24.7 Megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Filter Built-in/Fixed
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

Processor

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Processor Type DIGIC 6
Compatible Lens Mount EF-M Lens
Focal Length Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Focusing

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Focusing Type Hybrid CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor[14]
AF System/ Points 49 AF points (Maximum)[15]
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

Exposure Control

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Exposure Compensation 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 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
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop increments)
Maximum ISO Sensitivity 12800

Shutter

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Type Hybrid Single Blade Shutter (Electronic first curtain and mechanical second curtain shutter)
Shutter Speed 30-1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shutter Type Hybrid Single Blade Shutter (Electronic first curtain and mechanical second curtain shutter)
Shutter Speed 30-1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

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White Balance Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
White Balance 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

Viewfinder

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Option Viewfinder Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
Depth of field preview Yes, via customisable buttons

Screen

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Screen Type Tilt type, sRGB ClearView II Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. In-cell capacitive type
Screen Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically) Approx 170°
Screen 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
Screen Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels
Screen size 7.5 cm (3.0”)
Screen Pixels 1,040,000 dots
Built-in Flash Yes
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
Flash Modes Auto, Manual Flash On/off, Slow Synchro
X-sync 1/200sec
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 E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash Control Via camera menu screen

Shooting

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Shooting 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, Miniat
Picture Styles Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Colour Space sRGB
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 As
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, remote)
Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 4.2fps for approx. 1000 JPEG images, 5 images RAW [1][16]

Live View Mode

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Live View Coverage 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Live View 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

File Type

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Still Image File 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 File 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
Movie File Type MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
Movie File 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

Wi-Fi Function

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Wi-Fi Frequency 2.4 GHz
wireless networking transmission methods IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11n

Other Features

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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
Highlight Alert 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 J
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.

Interface

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Computer/Other Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support [17]
Microphone External microphone (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
USB Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)
HDMI HDMI output (Type-C/Mini compatible)

Direct Print

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Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

Storage

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Storage Type SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)

Software

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PC Supported Operating system 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 Software Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility

Power Source

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Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17
Battery life Approx. 250 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)[5]
Approx. 185 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
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

Physical Specifications

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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
Camera Weight 366g
Barcode 4549292021783
General [1] Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution
[5] Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
[8] Recommended Exposure Index
[14] Hybrid CMOS AF III covers an area of approx

What's included

  • Canon EOS M3 Camera Body
  • Battery Pack LP-E17
  • Battery Charger LC-E17
  • Neck Strap EM-200DB
  • USB Cable IFC-400PCU
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