Compact System Cameras
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|Original Price||Open price|
The Canon EOS M3, successor to the EOS M2 (released in December 2013), combines an approximately 24.2-megapixel APS-C-size CMOS sensor with the Company’s latest image processor, DIGIC 6, to deliver both high-resolution, high-quality imaging performance and a fast continuous shooting speed of up to approximately 4.2 frames per second. Furthermore, with a standard ISO speed ranging from 100 to 12800 (expandable to ISO 25600), the camera supports the capture of images with reduced noise, even when shooting in low-light conditions.
Based on the scene being captured, the EOS M3’s Hybrid CMOS AF*1 III enables focusing using only phase-difference AF to realize a focusing speed that is up to approximately 3.8 times*2 faster than that of its predecessor. Additionally, the combination of Hybrid CMOS AF III and the camera’s tilt LCD monitor and Touch Shutter feature makes possible quick and easy subject focusing.
Facilitating effortless manual operation, Canon’s EOS M3 includes a variety of functions supporting superior operability on a par with that realized by EOS-series digital SLR cameras. In addition to a front dial offering intuitive operability, the EOS M3 includes a dedicated exposure compensation dial that lets users adjust exposure with a simple turn of a dial. Furthermore, the camera includes a touch-screen LCD monitor that can be tilted upwards and downwards by approximately 180 degrees and 45 degrees, respectively, for greater shooting flexibility.
Equipped with Wi-Fi and NFC technology, the new EOS M3 allows users to wirelessly capture, playback and share photos and videos.
*1 A hybrid AF system that selects between image-plane phase-difference AF and contrast AF based on shooting conditions.
*2 Compliant with CIPA standards.
|Type||Digital single-lens non-reflex AF/AE camera|
|Recording media||SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
* Compatible with UHS-I
|Image sensor size||Approx. 22.3 × 14.9 mm|
|Compatible lenses||Canon EF-M, EF*, and EF-S* lenses
* Mount Adapter EF-EOS M required (35mm film equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6 times the lens focal length)
|Lens mount||Canon EF-M mount|
|Effective pixels||Approx. 24.2 million pixels|
|Recording format||Design rule for Camera File System (DCF) 2.0|
|Image type||JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous recording possible
|Type||Hybrid CMOS AF III method (1-point AF, face + tracking priority AF)|
|AF points||49 points (Max.)|
|Focusing brightness range||EV 2 – 18 (at room temperature, ISO 100)|
|AF operation||One-Shot AF, Servo AF|
|AF-assist beam||Built-in (LED lamp)|
|Metering modes||Real-time metering with image sensor
Evaluative metering (384 zones),
Partial metering (approx. 10 % of shooting screen),
Spot metering (approx. 2 % of shooting screen),
Center Weighted Avg.
(Recommended exposure index)
|Manually set ISO 100 – 12800, equivalent to 25600 when expanded
Automatic setting possible
|Type||Electronically controlled, focal-plane shutter|
|Shutter speed||1/4000 sec. to 30 sec. (Total shutter speed range; available range varies by shooting mode), Bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.|
|Drive mode||Single shooting, continuous shooting|
|Continuous shooting speed||Max. 4.2 fps|
|[Movie Shooting Settings]|
Movie: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Variable (average) bit rate
Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC
|Type||TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor|
|Monitor size and dots||Wide, 7.7 cm (3.0 in.) (3:2) with approx. 1.04 million dots|
|Brightness adjustment||Manual (5 levels)|
|Hints & Tips||Displayable|
|Digital terminal||PC networking for direct print (Hi-Speed USB equivalent)|
|HDMI mini OUT terminal||Type C (auto-switching of resolution)|
|External microphone IN terminal||3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack|
|Wireless remote control||Compatible with Remote Controller RC-6|
|Battery||Battery Pack LP-E17 (Quantity 1)
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E17
|Working temperature range||0°C – 40°C|
|Working humidity||85% or less|
|[Dimensions and Weight]|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4 mm (4.4 x 2.7 x 1.7 in.)|
|Weight||Approx. 366 g (12.9 oz.) (Based on CIPA Guidelines: includes camera body + battery pack + card)|
|Approx. 319 g (11.3 oz.) (camera body only, excluding the lens cap)|