The EOS M3 is Canon’s first CSC to be aimed squarely at enthusiast photographers. Andy Westlake finds out whether it hits the mark

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Canon EOS M3

AWB Colour:
Dynamic Range:
LCD viewfinder:


  • - Compact, portable design
  • - Excellent controls and user interface
  • - Impressive image quality


  • - Relatively slow continuous shooting and focusing
  • - No built-in viewfinder
  • - Limited native lens range


Canon EOS M3 review


Price as reviewed:

£599.00 (with EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens)

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Sensor:24.2-million-pixel, APS-C CMOS sensor
Output size:6000 x 4000 pixels
Lens mount:Canon EF-M
Focal length magnification:1.6x
Shutter speeds:30 - 1/4000sec
ISO sensitivity:100-12,800 standard, 25,600 expanded
Exposure modes:PASM, auto, scene
Metering System:Evaluative, partial, spot, average
Exposure compensation:±3EV in 1/3 steps
Drive mode:4.2 fps
LCD:3in, 1.04-million-dot tilting touchscreen
Viewfinder:Optional EVF-DC1
Autofocus:49-point Hybrid CMOS AF III
Video:Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) at 30fps, 25fps or 24fps, built-in stereo mic
External Mic:Yes, 3,5mm stereo
Memory card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power:LP-E17 rechargeable Li-Ion
Battery Life:Approx 250 shots
Dimensions:110.9 x 68 x 44.4mm
Weight:366g (with battery and card)
  1. 1. Canon EOS M3 review: Introduction
  2. 2. Canon EOS M3 - Features
  3. 3. Canon EOS M3 - Screen and viewfinder
  4. 4. Canon EOS M3 - Build and handling
  5. 5. Canon EOS M3 - Focusing
  6. 6. Canon EOS M3 - Performance
  7. 7. Canon EOS M3 - Image quality
  8. 8. Canon EOS M3 - Dynamic range
  9. 9. Canon EOS M3 - Our verdict
  10. 10. Page 10
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  • M K

    I see vignetting for sure, but not green.

  • Brian

    I have both the EOS M and M3 and the 18-55mm kit lens and I have never had the issue you speak of.

  • Kevin Levrone

    There is a distinct green cast on the corners when you shoot with the 18-55 lens at 18 to 25mm or when you shoot with the 22mm lens, even with all corrections enabled. This kind of ruins the image quality. It even appears on one of the photos in this article.

  • Seven_Spades

    Nice camera but they should have included a viewfinder just like the DMC-GM5. The two camera will make a great comparison.

  • entoman

    A very nice camera, and for the majority of potential users the very limited range of lenses will be adequate.

    However if Canon want serious photographers to adopt their mirrorless products, they need to offer something that will compete with Fujfilm XT-1 and Olympus, i.e. pro-level quality and a complete system of lenses.

    Personally I prefer to use Canon’s superb APS and full-frame DSLR system, but there are many who yearn for a compact mirrorless system, and Canon are not showing any signs of addressing this market seriously.