Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera

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Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Acquire high-resolution images and full HD 1080p HD video with the EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Compact Camera with 18-55mm Lens. The M3 offers a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor along with a DIGIC 6 Image Processor featuring an ISO sensitivity range of 100 thru 12800, expandable up to 25600. An intuitive 1,040k-dot 3.0" LCD touchscreen allows you to focus and photograph an image with a just single tap on the monitor. The touchscreen boasts a ClearView II coating and angles up 180° and down 45°, allowing for composure and shooting of selfies as well as low-angle images.

The M3 offers an advanced Hybrid CMOS AF III AF system which gains focus up to 6.1x faster than the EOS M partially due to the 49 phase-detect points covering 70% of the horizontal frame 80% of the vertical frame. Creative assist lets you to preview camera settings in real time, allowing you save and share your chosen settings. In addition, an exposure compensation dial and a front dial allow complete manual control over the camera's settings. Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC connectivity make sharing and sending your images easy.

The included STM EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens delivers a 35mm equivalent 29-88mm focal length. An STM stepping AF motor delivers smooth, nearly-silent operation that is especially advantageous to movie recording. An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to counter balance up to 4 stops of camera palpitation. The lens uses 52mm filters, and employs a 7-blade diaphragm.

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Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless  
Max resolution 6000 x 4000  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 24 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 25 megapixels  
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
Processor DIGIC 6  
ISO Auto, 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)  
Boosted ISO (maximum) 25600  
White balance presets 6  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization No  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal  
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes  
Number of focus points 49  
Lens mount Canon EF-M  
Focal length multiplier 1.6  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 1,040,000  
Touch screen Yes  
Screen type ClearView II TFT-LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional)  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 5.00 m (at ISO 100)  
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)  
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow synchro  
Continuous drive 4.2 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing 2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)  
Format H.264  
Microphone None  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)  
Microphone port Yes  
Headphone port No  
Wireless Built-In  
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n with NFC  
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 250  
Weight (inc. batteries) 366 g (0.81 lb / 12.91 oz)  
Dimensions 111 x 68 x 44 mm (4.37 x 2.68 x 1.73)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
GPS None



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