Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White)

Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White)

Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White)

B&H # CAEM31855W MFR # 9772B011
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Product Highlights

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24/25/30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hybrid CMOS AF System with 49 AF Points
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Hot Shoe and Built-In Flash
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic Input
  • EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
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Canon M3 overview

  • 1Description

Capture high-resolution images and full HD 1080p video with the compact white EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens. The M3 features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 6 Image Processor to with an ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 12800, expandable up to 25600. An intuitive 3.0" 1,040k-dot touchscreen LCD allows you to focus and shoot an image with a single tap on the screen. The touchscreen has a ClearView II coating and tilts up 180° and down 45°, making it easy to compose and shoot selfies as well as low-angle shots.

The M3 features an advanced Hybrid CMOS AF III autofocus system which focuses up to 6.1x faster than the EOS M in part due to the 49 phase-detect points that cover 80% of the vertical frame and 70% of the horizontal frame. Creative assist allows you to preview camera adjustments in real time, letting you save and share your chosen settings. Additionally, a front dial and an exposure compensation dial permit full manual control over the camera's settings. Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity make sending and sharing your images an easy task.

The included EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 29-88mm. An STM stepping AF motor provides smooth, near-silent performance that is especially beneficial to video recording. An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to compensate for up to 4 stops of camera shake. The lens accepts 52mm filters, and employs a 7-blade diaphragm.

Sensor and Image Processor
High resolution 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and high performance DIGIC 6 image processor combine to provide fast AF, exceptional image quality, and sharp detail in both photo and video.
Full HD 1080p Movies
Shoot full HD 1080p movies at 24, 25, or 30 fps with stereo audio when using an external microphone utilizing the 3.5mm input jack. Manual Movie mode gives you full control over the video recording by adjusting shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
ISO Sensitivity
ISO sensitivity on the M3 ranges from 100-12800, but expands to 25600 for faster shutter speeds and sharper details in low light.
A combination of both Contrast AF and Phase Detect AF increases accuracy and auto-focus speed in both photo and video.
Manual Focus
When focusing manually, you can magnify any point on the LCD screen 5x or 10x, and the focal point can be confirmed with the on-screen focus peaking.
3.0" 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen Tilting LCD
The 3.0" Clear View II LCD monitor keeps glare to a minimum and makes it easy to see images even in bright light. The 1,040k-dot resolution is ideal for playback and focusing, and the smudge-resistant coating on the LCD reduces the appearance of fingerprints. Numerous camera operations can be handled by the touchscreen including touch AF control, whereby you touch the LCD screen on the part of the image you want in focus. The LCD has an adjustable five-level brightness control, a viewing angle of 170°, and an aspect ratio of 3:2.
Noise Reduction
Multi Shot Noise Reduction preserves fine detail in photos at high ISO speeds. With MSNR activated, the camera takes four consecutive shots of the same image, then merges and aligns them, reducing noise and blur.
Continuous Shooting and Burst Rate
The M3 can shoot up to 4.2 frames per second for up to 1,000 JPEG images or 5 RAW images.
Advanced Imaging Features
The M3 features shooting modes that allow photographers to take advantage of digital advancements to improve their shooting results. Scene Intelligent Auto mode for stills and video optimizes all of the camera's auto controls to provide the best settings based on the camera's reading of the scene. The EOS-M also offers 8 Creative Filters to enhance your images, including HDR, Fish-Eye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Miniature Effect (Stills and Movie), Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, and Grainy B/W.
Hot Shoe and Built-In Flash
The built-in pop-up flash features a guide number of 16.4' (5m) at ISO 100 and covers up to an 18mm focal length. The flash has a recycle time of 3 seconds and can sync up to 1/200 sec. An integrated E-TTL II-compatible hot shoe enables the addition of an external flash or trigger.
Dust Deletion Feature
A self-cleaning sensor removes dust on the low-pass filter. It is executed automatically when the camera is powered on or off.
In the Box
Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White)
  • EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)
  • EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Canon M3 specs

    Lens Mount Canon EF-M
    Camera Format APS-C (1.6x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 24 MP6000 x 4000
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 22.3 x 14.9 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MP4,
    Audio: AAC LC
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Memory Card Type SD
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 4 GB or 29 Minutes 59 Seconds
    Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting Live Preview LCD
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 12800 (Extended Mode:100 to 12800)
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 to 1/4000 Second , Bulb Mode
    Remote Control RC-6 (Optional)
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Evaluative Metering, Partial Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Creative Filters, Custom, Hybrid Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 4.2 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 1000 Frames
    Flash Modes Auto
    Flash On
    Slow Sync
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Guide No. 16.4'  / 5 m ISO100 
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 200 Second
    Flash Compensation -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Self Timer 2 Seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Connectivity 1 x HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Battery 1 x LP-E17 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter ACK-E17 (Not Included)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to -40°F (0 to -40°C)
    Humidity: 0 to 85%
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.7" / 110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4 mm
    Weight 12.91 oz / 366 g Body Only
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    Focal Length 18 to 55mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 29 to 88 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 to 5.6
    Minimum: f/22 to 38
    Angle of View 74° 20' to 37° 50'
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" / 24.99 cm
    Optical Design 11 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Autofocus Yes
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.40 x 2.40" / 60.9 x 61.0 mm
    Weight 7.41 oz / 210 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 6.7 x 5.6"

    Canon M3 reviews

    EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 35.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Canon FINALLY delivers a competitive mirrorless camera I purchased my M3 from a friend in Britain a few months ago. The new model contains the same superb 24 megapixel Canon introduced with the new Rebel T6 that they introduced earlier this year. Photo quality is excellent. Build quality is excellent, lens and camera and camera mount is all metal. Fit, feel and finish are equal to the best cameras and lenses Canon produces. Controls are excellent and menus are a little complex but easy to learn. Auto focus is reasonably fast but not up to DSLR standards. LCD is bright enough to use in all but the brightest outdoor environments and touch screen is surprisingly easy to use. If Canon could increase autofocus speed and add a EVF with their next iteration they could carve out a significant share of the mirror less market, especially for long term Canon users.
    Date published: 2015-08-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter camera It has been a few years since I've used a SLR/DSLR camera and wanted something easy to get back into the swing of things. I like the slim size of this. I travel, camp and hike a lot so I wanted something more compact. The dials and touch screen are very easy to use. I really like the exposure dial to adjust lighting. I wish it had a built in viewfinder but find that I do just fine without it. I like to shoot video so I would recommend getting a spare battery. Overall, I am very happy with the image and video quality.
    Date published: 2015-12-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Canon M3 with kit lens I have Canon 5D Mk II and 5D, and 12 mostly L lenses. They are great but getting heavy on me on vacations. So I bought Canon M3 with its kit lens. The biggest draw was its sensor size and 24MP pixel count, plus the fact that I could use all my Canon lenses with an adapter if I wanted to. The kit lens was at best okay, or disappointing. Then I read all the reviews on the EF-M 22mm prime lens and the 11-22mm lens. After researching into Canon website on their MTF charts, I bought also the 11-22mm wide zoom. Boy, what a difference that lens makes. With it, the M3 produces as good image quality as my 5D Mk II and my 24-70mm L lens, if not even better. For one thing, the 11-22mm lens has IS while the 24-70mm L does not. It offsets the camera shake from my aging shaky hands. I am ordering the adapter and an extra battery, which I have not yet received. I am also shopping for a better strap. Although the M3 and an EF-M lens is much lighter than a 5D Mk II and an L lens, after a few hours, that Canon strap is still not too comfortable on my neck. I also tried for the first time to use the movie option on the M3 because it is so easy. It works great also. Any way, I recommend any one with investment into Canon DSLR cameras and lenses like me, and getting tired of their wight, please look into getting the Canon M3 with the 11-22mm lens, or the 22mm prime.
    Date published: 2016-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent image quality, good lenses, great value I wanted a small and light camera for hiking and traveling. I looked hard at the Sony Alpha 6000 before choosing the Canon M3. I chose the M3 for several reasons: (1) I'm not starting from scratch or from a basic point-and-shoot, I already have a Canon 70D that I love and will continue to use; (2) I've already got a set of great Canon lenses, and I can mount them on the M3 if wanted; (3) I shoot mostly landscape and travel pix, so I'm not shooting sports or fast-moving action, and I'm not worried about super-autofocus speed; (4) I want the best image quality for the price; (5) I want great lenses at good cost. On these points, the Canon M3 comes out ahead - especially in image quality and the lenses. All the online reviews point to the excellent optics of the EF-M lenses, and they're very inexpensive compared to the Sony lenses. (And I read many negative reviews of the Sony lenses.) If I were starting from scratch, and I had a lot more money, I might have gone with the Sony. But I'm a dedicated Canon user already. Most importantly, the image quality of this camera with its kit 18-55mm lens is fantastic. The images are rich and optically precise. Given the excellent IQ, along with the high quality glass, I think this is an outstanding camera for its price-range.
    Date published: 2016-12-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waterproof I had a serious accident with this camera that shows how durable it is. I was on a canoe trip and tipped over into the river with the M3 strapped to my neck. I must have been in the water 10 minutes before I could drag the canoe to shore. Without turning the camera on I placed it along with the fogged lens in a baggy full of rice and within 5 days the camera was shooting like new. It too another week before the lens dried out. I would have never believed it was possible!
    Date published: 2016-09-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Its not bad Have had it for some time. Canon could have made it better but they just dont want to. The camera focuses decently not fast but but much better than the original M. The battery life is very good. But the place where it lacks are good native prime lenses. Yes you can attach the big lenses but that makes it front heavy and you keep pushing the menu button located the right bottom corner. Also you need to carry the adapter. At first was excited about the ability to add the big lenses but its a pain. The external viewfinder is kind of painful since you have to keep taking it off when you store the camera away. Also the way it alternates between the viewfinder and external viewfinder is a bit finicky. To make is successful all Canon has to do is to release good native lenses. The shutter sound is loud. No way to remove it. In the end again Canon more prime lenses pls
    Date published: 2015-10-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than A6000 The EOS M3 images are the same as the EOS Rebel line, which means they are excellent. Pictures are sharp with the kit lens. Digic6 delivers jpegs that are superior to the muddied images on the Sony A6000.I have used A6000, X-T1 and OM-D's. The M3 kills it in the IQ department. The touch screen LCD is responsive like the iphone with pinch-to-zoom.B&H offered the M3 at a competitive price with the EVF for only $ extra, so that was a real bonus. B&H is awesome. Hopefully Canon will build the next version in the SL1 form factor.
    Date published: 2015-12-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet little camera Just got the EOS M3 camera and I'm still testing it out. Overall pictures are sharp and the camera is easy to use right out of the box. As some have reported focus is slow but for still objects and landscape it's just fine. So far so good!
    Date published: 2016-12-21
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