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Canon EOS M3 Digital Camera

MILC 24.2MP CMOS Sep 2015
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An EOS Camera in A New LightDesigned to inspire, the EOS M3 digital camera brings true EOS performance and image quality to a compact, stylish and elegant package. A pleasure to operate, with the... More
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22 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Canon is one of the better rated camera brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Canon also has good ratings for its MILC digital cameras.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago which do not have a GPS, the Canon EOS M3 has a GPS.

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Has a Built-In Flash

Unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS M3 which do not have a built-in flash, the Canon EOS M3 has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Nikon 1 J5[plb_2830177_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS M3, the Canon EOS M3 supports WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 J5[plb_2830177_price], or the Olympus OM-D E-M10[plb_3280067_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

The Canon EOS M3 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS M3 also support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 J5[plb_2830177_price], or the Olympus OM-D E-M10[plb_3280067_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The Canon EOS M3 has a fairly high megapixel count (24.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Across all the cameras that were released one year ago the megapixel counts range from 12MP to 43MP.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 J5[plb_2830177_price] is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon EOS M3 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 still image resolution found on most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Canon digital camera also have still image resolutions of 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 and JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3376 and (M) 4. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS M3 is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of comparable spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago is 4.5, the smallest is 38, and the average maximum aperture is 17. With a maximum aperture of 38, the Canon EOS M3 has a very small maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the EOS M3.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Canon EOS M3 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS M3. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS M3 have total megapixel counts of between 12MP and 44MP. The Canon EOS M3 has one of the more total megapixel counts (24.7 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon EOS M3 is more than most MILC digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS M3. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon EOS M3 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than a year. The best image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the EOS M3 is 8688 x 5792 pixels and the worst is 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Has One Playback Mode

The number of camera playback modes found on the Canon EOS M3 is more than most MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a Slide show playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS M3.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The Canon EOS M3 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon camera supports 25 and 600 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS M3. The ISO speeds "100", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports an AVC|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly supported video format on cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The Canon EOS M3 has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds (only 0.005 seconds) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than a year have flash sync-speeds of between 0.00012s and 1s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.63s.

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Very Short Flash Recharging Time

The shortest flash recharging time of comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS M3 is 3s, the longest is 10s, and the average flash recharging time is 7.2s. The Canon EOS M3 has one of the shorter flash recharging times (only 3 seconds) amongst cameras of this age.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon EOS M3 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The audio formats LC-AAC are also supported by this digital camera.

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LCD Display

This camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. LCD is the most common display type used in digital cameras. LCD displays are relatively cheap to manufacture but their limitations lie in narrow viewing angles and the displays do not perform well in direct sunlight.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Canon EOS M3 does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than a year also do not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Nikon 1 J5[plb_2830177_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The Canon EOS M3 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Canon EOS M3 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon EOS M3 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS M3 are also not 3D compatible.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon EOS M3 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features a Red-eye reduction flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS M3. The flash modes "Auto", "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon EOS M3 is more than most similar spec cameras that were released more than a year ago. This Canon camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS M3. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Canon EOS M3 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The most frequently found photo effect is Vivid, but this photo effect is not found on this digital camera. The photo effects Black&White and Neutral are also found on this camera.

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Only Five Flash Guides

Most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than a year have between 5 and 10 flash guides, including the Canon EOS M3 which has five flash guides.

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Only 250 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Canon EOS M3 is a camera that takes 250 shots shots per battery charge.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Canon EOS M3 has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed found on most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera also have resolution and capture speeds of 1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps and 640x480@25fps and 640x480@30fps. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year the best resolution at capture speeds is 1920x1080@60fps and the worst is 1280x720@50fps.

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Only 49 Auto Focus Points

Most MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS M3 have between 35 and 799 auto focus points, including the Canon EOS M3 which has 49 auto focus points.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

At 29 millimeters, the Canon EOS M3 has a very long minimum focal length compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EOS M3. MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS M3 have minimum focal lengths of between 10mm and 29mm, and the average minimum focal length is 25mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS M3

Released Over a Year Ago

This MILC camera was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon EOS M3 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS M3.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 J5[plb_2830177_price], and the Olympus OM-D E-M10[plb_3280067_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Olympus OM-D E-M10[plb_3280067_price] (SD,SDHC,SDXC and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 319 grams, the Canon EOS M3 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Live View
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Battery Charger
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Image Processor
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Special Features

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0922c012, canon 0922c012a, canon 0922c012aa
Barcodes 00013803270853, 00013803270860, 00013803270877, 00013803270884, 04549292053180, 08714574626017, 08714574628714, 08714574628721, 08714574631509, 08714574633169, 08714574645933, 08714574645940

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