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In additional EOS M3 was introduced by Canon in April 2015. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.
Canon is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Canon.
Also EOS M3 has a APS-C CMOS sensor with size of 22 x 15 mm² (0.88″ x 0.59″).
Picture of EOS M3’s sensor compared to popular format.
The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.
The EOS M3’s sensor has resolution of 24 megapixel.
The EOS M3 features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.
|Sensor area||22.30 x 14.90mm²
(0.88″ x 0.59″)
|Resolution (physical)||25.80 megapixel|
|Resolution (effective)||24.40 megapixel|
|Pixel size||13.80 µm²|
The EOS M3 does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera’s display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.
The EOS M3’s shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 30s.
|Max. shutter speed||1/4000s|
|Min. shutter speed||30s|
The EOS M3’s sensitivity is from 100 ISO and 12800 ISO.
Also, Canon’s sensitivity can be boosted to 25600. Therefore, ISO boosting will lead to growth noise.
|Min. sensitivity||100 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||12800 ISO|
The EOS M3 supports all general exposure modes.
The Canon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.
|Auto Focus Properties|
The EOS M3’s auto focus processor uses 49 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).
Manual focus is also possible with the Canon, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.
The EOS M3 has a built-in flash with a diapason of up to 5m (17 ft.). That range will fit for almost all occasion.
The EOS M3 display has a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 inches.) and a resolution 1.04 megapixel.
The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.
EOS M3 video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.
Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.
Canon EOS M3 Video parameters:
|Max. resolution||1920 x 1080 pixel|
|…with frame rates||24 frames/second
|Connectivity & Wireless Specs|
The EOS M3 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.
Connect the Canon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.
The Canon supports USB 2.0.
The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.
Memory cards characteristics:
The Canon EOS M3 works with a LP-E17 LiIon battery. The battery lifetime is an average 250 shots. That’s on the lower side of things for a full day, consider a spare battery for the EOS M3.
The EOS M3’s battery battery parameters:
|Battery life||250 photos|
The Canon EOS M3’s size is 110.9 x 68 x 44.4mm³. (4.4″ x 2.7″ x 1.7″). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 4.4″ x 2.7″ x 1.7″ grams (366 oz.) without lens weight.
Here is front and top view of the EOS M3:
To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).
The EOS M3 is not much bigger:
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