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Canon EOS M3

£280.00
Canon EOS M3
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226 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
92
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Age
17 Months Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
An excellent value for money and multi award winning 319g digital camera, with a great spec and an amazingly high 24.2MP megapixels. It produces good images, compact but it has a bad autofocus.
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended kamerabild.se Best Product Ephotozine Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
319g SLR 24.2MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels Sep 2017
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Representing excellent value for money and with outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Canon EOS M3 number 19 across all digital cameras and number 68 in best selling cameras.

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Kagoo Score
90
Reviews
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Features
87
Popularity
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Value for Money
84
Age

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 87?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 89% 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.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2019.
It has some great features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Freedom of expression
Capture stunning detail
Portable DSLR power
User-friendly touch interface

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Canon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 6 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 25 in portrait photography cameras as well being very good for sports photography, ranking number 18 in sports photography cameras.
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4.1 stars (226 reviews)

42%

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4 Recommended Awards

The Canon EOS M3 has received four Recommended Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Expert Reviews and M3.idg.se.
Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Recommended from Expert Reviews Recommended from M3.idg.se Recommended from ua.gecid.com

Highly Recommended Award

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from Ephotozine.
Highly Recommended from Ephotozine

Best Product Award

It's received a Best Product Award from kamerabild.se.
Best Product from kamerabild.se

How Good Are Canon Digital Cameras?

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Very short camera shutter speed
Has a built-in flash
Wide range of aspherical lenses depending on lens used
Higher than average display resolution
Supports Wi-Fi
Has a USB connectivity
Has a vari-angle LCD display
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
Has a shoe mounting point
Features contrast adjustment
Has a touchscreen
Features flash exposure compensation
Features multi-shot function
Has an orientation sensor
Wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
Features brightness adjustment
Features saturation adjustment
Supports live view
Has an external flash connector
Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
Has a microphone in
Supports direct printing
Has a self-timer
Very fast flash recharging time
Average display diagonal
Only 4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Heavier than average
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Does not feature bluetooth
Does not have a GPS
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
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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.

Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608x3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. §.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The Canon EOS M3's sensor megapixels of 24.2MP is in the highest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon EOS M3's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 87% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000016s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s. The Canon EOS M3's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is shorter than 76% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Canon EOS M3's weight of 319g is heavier than 66% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Flash
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The Canon EOS M3 has a built-in flash, as do 69% of digital cameras.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Canon EOS M3's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 10% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The Canon EOS M3 supports Wi-Fi. 74% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

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 USB Connectivity

The Canon EOS M3 has a USB connectivity, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon EOS M3 has a vari-angle LCD display. 86% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon EOS M3 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 90% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Canon EOS M3 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon EOS M3 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 82% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Touchscreen

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

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon EOS M3 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Canon EOS M3 features multi-shot function, unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not feature multi-shot function.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon EOS M3 has an orientation sensor, unlike 94% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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

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

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon EOS M3 features brightness adjustment, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Canon EOS M3 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Canon EOS M3 supports live view, unlike 85% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other cameras, the Canon EOS M3 does not feature bluetooth. 94% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most other digital cameras, the Canon EOS M3 does not have a GPS. 92% of digital cameras do not have a GPS.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon EOS M3 has an external flash connector. 88% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Average Display Diagonal
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The Canon EOS M3's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 45% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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

This digital 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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Has a Microphone in

The Canon EOS M3 has a microphone in. 90% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon EOS M3 supports direct printing. 89% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Canon EOS M3 has a self-timer, unlike 85% of cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

Digital cameras have flash recharging times of between 1s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.3s. The Canon EOS M3's flash recharging time of only 3s is faster than 85% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Popularity

The Canon EOS M3 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 19 out of 537 digital cameras.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

We have analysed the Canon EOS M3, and ranked it:

Good Value For Money
This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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Canon EOS M3 Release Date

September 2017

When Are Most New Canon Cameras Released?

We couldn't see any prominent trend in the release dates for new Canon digital cameras over the last 3 years.

August was the biggest month last year for new Canon cameras, with five new Canon cameras released that month. Four new Canon digital cameras were released in January 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new Canon camera releases. In 2016 most new Canon cameras were released in January as well, with five new Canon cameras released that month.

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How Fast Do Canon Digital Camera Prices Drop After Release?

Canon cameras tend to depreciate faster than most digital cameras.

Most digital cameras drop in price by 4% in the first 6 months after release. New Canon cameras drop in price by an average of 6% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical Canon camera costing £1,061 you could save on average £60 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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42% of Customers Would Recommend
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Canon EOS M3 Specification

Key Features
Weight
Camera Type
Megapixels
Picture Quality
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Sensor Type
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Energy Star Certified
Material
Colour
Lens System
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Aspherical Lens
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blade
Filter Size
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Modes
Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Minimum ISO Sensitivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Shoe Mounting Point
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Resolution At Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Built-in Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Card
Display
Display Diagonal
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Display
Display Diagonal (Metric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Microphone in
USB Version
HDMI Connector Type
USB Connector
USB Port
Camera
Image Processor
GPS
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot Function
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (Including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life
Battery Level Indicator
Video Recording Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-in Flash
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Self-Timer

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

focus camera 9694b031, canon efm154isstm, canon 9694b200aa, canon 9694b068aa, canon 9694b108aa, canon 9694b233, 9694b062 f3556, canon 9694b031, canon 9694b062, canon 9694b063, canon f3556, mkefm3517, m3 f3563, 190107f, sh31495, evfdc1

Barcodes

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