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)


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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