Canon EOS M3 Review

Overall Score

69

Main Features

  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 111 x 68 x 44 mm, 366g.
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  • Replaced by: EOS M6

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Canon EOS M3 Overview


First introduced in February, 2015, Canon EOS M3 is a 24 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Canon replaced EOS M3 with Canon M6. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon M3 with Canon M6


Canon M3 comes with a 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 26.82 mm (1.05").

- Full Frame
- Canon EOS M3

Sensor resolution of Canon M3 ~ 6000 x 4000 pixels.

Canon M3 has Crop Factor: 1.61

The sensor has a surface area of 332.3 mm².

There are approximate 24,000,000 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon M3 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon EOS M200 Canon M200 2019 24MP 100 - 25600 299g 108 x 67 x 35mm
Canon EOS M6 Mark II Canon M6 MII 2019 33MP 100 - 25600 408g 120 x 70 x 49mm
Canon EOS M50 Canon M50 2018 24MP 100 - 25600 390g 116 x 88 x 59mm
Canon EOS M100 Canon M100 2017 24MP 100 - 25600 302g 108 x 67 x 35mm
Canon EOS M6 Canon M6 2017 24MP 100 - 25600 390g 112 x 68 x 45mm

Proc and Cons of Canon M3


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS M3 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
4.2 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
366g Light Body
49 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
NFC Connectivity
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
1040k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
3 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
Slow Continuous Shooting: 1040 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Battery Life: 250 shots
Type Scores

Canon EOS M3 has an Overall Score of 69/100 and ranked #80 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #168 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Canon M3 Scores
Imaging score
58
Features score
68
Value for money score
84
Portability score
90
Overall score
69
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
51
Features Score
60
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
62

Physical Dimensions of Canon M3


Canon EOS M3 weighs 366g and has external dimensions of 111 x 68 x 44mm (4.37 x 2.68 x 1.73"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 320g, Canon M3 is 46 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon M3 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Canon M3
366g
Average weight
320g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Canon M3
44mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS M3 with the dimensions:

Canon EOS M3

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS M3 Dimensions EOS M3
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 366 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 111 x 68 x 44 mm
Canon EOS M10 Canon M10 301 g 366 g 108 x 67 x 35 mm 111 x 68 x 44 mm
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 366 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 111 x 68 x 44 mm
Canon EOS M6 Canon M6 390 g 366 g 112 x 68 x 45 mm 111 x 68 x 44 mm
Fujifilm X-A3 Fujifilm X-A3 339 g 366 g 117 x 67 x 40 mm 111 x 68 x 44 mm
Nikon 1 J5 Nikon 1 J5 231 g 366 g 98 x 60 x 32 mm 111 x 68 x 44 mm
Fujifilm X-A2 Fujifilm X-A2 350 g 366 g 117 x 67 x 40 mm 111 x 68 x 44 mm
Canon EOS M5 Canon M5 427 g 366 g 116 x 89 x 61 mm 111 x 68 x 44 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS M3


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS M3
Announced February, 2015
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF-M
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.6
Number of Lenses 20
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.2 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.00
Flash Modes Auto, on, off, slow synchro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area 332.3 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 250 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LP-E17
Physical
Weight 366 g
Physical Dimensions 111 x 68 x 44 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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