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Canon EOS M3

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A multi award winning and 2 year old MILC digital camera, perfect for portrait photography
MILC 24.2MP SDXC 3" May 2015
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Canon EOS M3 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon EOS M3 number 143 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 69?

It has not bad expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received six awards including a "Recommended" award from Ua.gecid.com plus three other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The EOS M3 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
Fairly high megapixels sensor
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of maximum aperture numbers depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 34 in portrait photography cameras. It is also excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 73 in wildlife photography cameras as well being very good for landscape photography, ranking number 45 in landscape photography cameras.
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How Big is the Canon EOS M3?

The Canon EOS M3 is 110.9mm wide and 68mm tall. It is 44.4mm deep and weighs g.

Canon EOS M3 front dimensions

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Canon EOS M3 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

Websites Ua.gecid.com, Expert Reviews, PhotographyBlog.com and M3.idg.se all said that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This Canon digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review website Ephotozine who concluded that this digital camera was great.

Kamerabild.se gave this Canon camera a "Best Product" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 75% based on 35 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 490 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is marvellous. 311 reviewers (94% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 35,686 expert and user reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £312.70 it is cheaper than 98% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon EOS M3 and the United Kingdom price of £312.70 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $389.00 (£506.40).

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Features

Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available

Canon offers over 80 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Canon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The Canon EOS M3's sensor megapixels of 24.2MP is in the highest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Canon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Canon EOS M3 of 25,600 is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Canon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Canon EOS M3 has a shoe mounting point. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Canon EOS M3 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon EOS M3 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon EOS M3 has an orientation sensor. 93% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon EOS M3 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 6000 x 3376 pixels, 4000 x 4000 pixels, 4320 x 2880 pixels plus 6 more values. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon EOS M3 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon EOS M3 supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon EOS M3 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon EOS M3 has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Canon camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon lenses range in aperture from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Supports Live View

The Canon EOS M3 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon EOS M3 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Canon EOS M3 features saturation adjustment, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. 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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Has a Self-Timer

The Canon EOS M3 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Canon EOS M3 of 1,040,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 14% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This Canon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon EOS M3 has a microphone in, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon EOS M3 features brightness adjustment. 79% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon EOS M3 features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Canon camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon EOS M3 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon EOS M3 features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Canon EOS M3 has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Canon camera has been on the market since May 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 2pltn173kt01d01, canon 9694b200aa, canon 9694b031, canon 9694b068
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