The Canon EOS M3 is perfect for beginner and enthusiast photographers looking to upgrade from their basic point-and-shoot. Its compact body is combined with an interchangeable lens design, allowing you to shoot DSLR quality images without the associated size and weight.
Large 24.2 Megapixel Sensor
Featuring a large 24.2 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor, the EOS M captures large, detail-rich images with faithful, true-to-life colour reproduction. Full High Definition video is also available to capture moments that a single image can’t fully capture.
The quality sensor is combined with a fast, powerful DIGIC 6 image processor to deliver crisp images, even in low-light scenarios. A maximum ISO25600 provides the flexibility to shoot in a broad range of lighting conditions.
Hot Shoe + Pop-up Flash
A built-in pop-up flash is also available to enable you to truly capture the shot in any lighting scenario. A hot-shoe is also available to support external flashes and more complex lighting set-ups.
RAW and JPEG Image Support
The impressive dynamic range of the sensor ensures excellent detail in the highlight and shadow areas of your image, and is combined with RAW image support to ensure you’re equipped to maximise the potential of your photos.
Full Manual Control
An ergonomic grip is combined with an intuitive button and dial layout to give you comfortable control of all your camera functions. Full manual control of your aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focusing, white balance, exposure compensation and more is available to give you complete creative freedom over the look of your images.
A comprehensive automatic scene detection mode is also available for point-and-shoot simplicity. It works in both photo and video mode, providing the flexibility of being able to enjoy the moment while letting the camera work out the best settings to use.
Fast Burst Mode Shooting
A fast 1/4000th shutter speed allows you to freeze fast motion and is great for capturing sports and everyday fleeting moments. This fast shutter is combined with a 4.2fps burst mode to ensure you’re capable of capturing the decisive moment of even the quickest moving action.
Built-in Creative Effects
Built-in artistic functions allow you to add some creative flair and personal style to your images. Effects such as HDR, fish-eye, miniature, black and white and more can be used to turn ordinary images into unique works of art.
3-inch LCD Touchscreen
Images are composed on a large 3-inch 1.04 million-dot LCD Touchscreen. Combined with an intuitive menu system, it delivers a natural, easy to navigate shoot and review experience. The LCD features a 180° tilt-up design, making it easy to compose and shoot the perfect selfie. It can also be tilted downward 45° for easier high-angle shooting.
Built-in WiFi with NFC Connectivity
Rounding out the feature packed Canon EOS M3 is built-in WiFi with NFC connectivity. It delivers simple tap-to-connect simplicity on compatible smartphones and equips you with a variety of wireless possibilities such as instant photo sharing and wireless remote shooting.
Product Code:1CanonM3 BodyBlack
22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
Approx. 24.2 megapixels
Approx. 24.7 megapixels
EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type
EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
Enable/Disable Image Stabilizer on compatible lens Dynamic IS available with compatible lenses
Hybrid CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor¹
AF System/ Points
49 AF points (Maximum)¹
AF working range
EV 2-18 (at 23°C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)
Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or customisable AE Lock Button
AF Assist Beam
via LED assist beam
Dedicated MF button (toggle AF/MF). Select on camera menu AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot). MF Peaking available
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
EV 1-20 (at 23°C, ISO 100)
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.
'+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments (can be combined with 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)
Hybrid Single Blade Shutter (Electronic first curtain and mechanical second curtain shutter)
30-1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
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
Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
Depth of field preview
Yes, via customisable buttons
Tilt type 7.5 cm (3.0”) sRGB ClearView II Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. In-cell capacitive type
Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)
Adjustable to one of five levels
Switchable via INFO. Button (1) Quick Control Screen (2) Liveview image no information (3) Liveview image full info (4) Liveview image basic info
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in Flash Coverage
up to 18mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 29mm)
Built-in Flash recycle time
Approx. 3 seconds
Auto, Manual Flash On/off, Slow Synchro
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
Second Curtain Synchronisation
HotShoe/ PC terminal
External Flash Compatibility
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash Control
Via camera menu screen
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, Miniature Effect (Stills and Movie), Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Grainy B/W), Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom) Movie modes: Movie auto exposure, Movie manual exposure
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
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 Assist: Background Blur (5 settings) Brightness (19 levels) Contrast (9 levels) Saturation (9 levels) Color Tone (19 levels) Monochrome (Off/ BW/ S (Sepia)/ B (Blue)/ P (Purple)/ G (Green))
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)
Grid overlay (x2), Histogram, Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratios
Still Image 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
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 1536, (S3) 640x480 JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3376, (M) 4320 x 2432, (S1) 2880 x 1616 (S2) 1920 x 1080, (S3) 720 x 408 JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2880 x 2880, (S1) 1920 x 1920, (S2) 1536 x 1536, (S3) 480x480
EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
Canon Speedlites (including 90EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT) Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2
Remote Controller/ Switch
Remote Controller RC-6
Interface cable IFC-400PCU HDMI Cable HTC-DC100
¹ Hybrid CMOS AF III covers an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 70% Horizontal of the frame
AF System/ Points
¹ Maximum number of AF frame is dependent on selected image aspect ratio
¹ Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution ² Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on camera settings, type of lens used, battery charge and light level. Shooting stops automatically with the 1000th frame
¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions.
¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
Canon EOS M Compact System Camera Rechargeable Battery Pack (LP-E17) Battery Charger Neck Strap