Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses (Black)

Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses (Black)

Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses (Black)

B&H # CAEM3BK MFR # 9694B031
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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
  • EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
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Canon M3 overview

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Capture high-resolution images and full HD 1080p video with the compact black EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses. 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.

Also included is the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens which provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 88-320mm, and also has the STM stepping AF motor and 7-blade diaphragm. The Optical Image Stabilizer helps to compensate for up to 3.5 stops of camera shake in the 55-200mm and a manual focus ring allows you to easily adjust focus.

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 your 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 your 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.

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 MP: 6000 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 Built-In Mic: With Video
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 Second , Bulb Mode
Remote Control RC-6 (Optional)
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Evaluative Metering, Partial Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Creative Filters, Programmed Auto, Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Hybrid Auto, Custom
White Balance Modes Tungsten, Cloudy, Fluorescent (White), Custom, Daylight, Flash, Shade, Auto
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 4.2 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 1000 Frames
Flash Modes 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, 10 Seconds
Interval Recording No
Connectivity 1 x 1/8" Microphone, 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
Kit Lens
Focal Length 18 - 55mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 29 - 88 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 38
Angle of View 74° 20' - 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
Kit Lens
Focal Length 55-200 mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 88-320 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 - 6.3
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Viewing Angle 27° 50' - 7° 50'
Minimum Focus Distance 3.3' (1 m)
Magnification 0.21x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.76
Elements/Groups 17/11
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front:  52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.40 x 3.4" (60.9 x 86.5 mm)
Weight 9.171 oz (260 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 6.6 x 5.8"

Canon M3 reviews

EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses (Black) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great camera I'll try to keep this short and informative. My 5diii too heavy for holiday travel. Bought a few other cameras, had to return. Arrived in Tokyo, went to camera shop. Noticed m3. Found out not selling in USA...yet. Thought I give try. Bought camera, 2 lenses, evf and lens adaptor. Shocked how cheap it was. $$for ALL!!Didn't think it would be good considering price. Took photos and WOWED at quality!Definitely not returning! KEEPER!!Pros:Superb quality photosLightweight Ability to adapt other lensesExcellent buildGreat touch and tilt screenNice flashAF works greatCons:Wished there are more native lensesAF is nice but a bit slow at times Superb quality pics but not as fast as 5diiiTIP:whenever in Japan, buy gadgets there. Much cheaper. Show passport and its tax free. Xtra 5% off when using visa
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hoped for so much more I bought two of these. I have a small fortune invested in Canon lenses and accessories. I was hoping that this would be a good travel-friendly addition. It works alright with EF-M lenses, but with any of my EF lenses, they hunt for focus to the point of unusability. I really want the Sony A6000, but I decided I was in too deep in the Canon world. I like the familiarity of the menus, but as much as I hoped, I am not happy with it as potential backup. It is just a disposable toy. If it worked better with my Canon EF lenses (I tried it with four lenses, including three L lenses)then I might feel differently.
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great travel camera I bought this camera to use when I am traveling. My main camera that I bring is a Mamiya 7, but there are times when a smaller digital camera is more appropriate. This Canon M3 is great! It is very small, can accept all sorts of lenses, has a fairly large sensor and beats any of the point & shoot cameras I have used. Other reviews complain about slow autofocus. While it is not as fast as the best DSLR's, it is faster than a P&S and about as fast as I can focus manually. Image quality is superb. I have been working with the raw files and they don't need much adjustment. For my needs, this camera is excellent.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Early days ...but having fun again... A long time SLR then DSLR owner and user, I recently found myself leaving my big bag behind for a week leisure trip to Europe ...and making do with a G7X. I had a blast and came back with a surprisingly good collection of photos. As my needs have changed and I want to travel more and travel lighter, my subsequent investment in the M3 system is aimed at achieving this while still satisfying my craving for more control. So far so good. It's not a 5D3, the images are not L-glass quality and the I miss the AF speed. But the IQ is very good, the color is Canon-nice and the interface is very familiar to me. I'm making a personal bet that we're about to see much more mirrorless equipment ahead and for me, this is a good system to build on for travel photography.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a KEEPER Let me start this review by saying that I have been in photography since the late seventies. I learned on heavy, bulky cameras, I have big hands, and still prefer heavy, bulky cameras. My first real camera was a Canon FTDn, and I have been Canon ever since. My primary camera is a 60D with Battery Grip (Without the battery grip, it's too small for me to comfortably hold for extended periods). And that is a relatively heavy, bulky camera. This camera, the Canon M3, is neither heavy nor bulky. It's about a quarter the weight, and less than half the bulk of what I am used to. It will never be my primary camera because of it's light weight and low bulk, but it seems to be a very suitable and capable backup and special purpose camera. It does have a reasonable feel when holding it. It is reasonably ergonomic, the grip is nice, and sized suitably for the size of the camera. The thumb stop on the back is great, it allows a solid grip without fear that your thumb might inadvertantly slip and press one of the many buttons on the back. The controls are laid out reasonably well, and spaced far enough apart that large fingers can press the desired buttons, without accidentally pressing others. The controls follow the same basic philosiphy of the larger EOS family, so the learning curve is minimized. The display is large and bright, and still viewable even in bright sunlight. It is nice that the display is movable, and in some ways is nicer in the way it moves than the 60Ds display. Again, I am an old timer, and do like a real viewfinder. That is not an option on a mirrorless camera, but I find the Canon EVF-DC1 to be a very viable substitute. It goes on easily and comes off easily. You can quickly install it when you want the viewfinder and just as quickly remove it when you no longer need it. The image is bright and sharp. And that the viewfiner can be tilted up is a really nice feature, it adds wonderfully to the versatility of the viewfinder. I have read reviews that claimed the viewfinder has a noticeable lag, if it does, I have not noticed it in the image. If you are like me, and prefer a viewfinder, or are used to one, the Electronic Viewfinder is a worthwhile add-on. If not, the camera functions perfectly fine without. The optics in the M series seem to be up to Canon standards as well, they are clean and solid, and the image quality is definitely what I expect from any Canon lens. They have a good feel and the zoom control is stiff enough that you have to actually turn it to change it, there is no way that brushing up against something would change it. The adapter for EF series lenses was the main selling point for me. I have many thousands of dollars in optics in the EF series, virtually all Canon, and can use them with the M3. I have found no incompatabilities yet, and honesty do not believe that I will. All my standard lenses work without a problem. Even my Sigma 4.5mm f2.8 EX DC HSM works without a problem. My only complaint is that the body is so small, that when attached to my largest lens (Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM with Extender EF 2X III, it looks out of place, almost cartoonish! But it still performs flawlwssly. Some claim that the autofocus is slower when using a non M series lens. It may be, but it is not slow enough for me to notice. Again, if you are like me, and have a collection of EF series lenses, the Lens Adapter is a worthwhile investment. I based my review of this camera on it's own merits, not comparing it to what I already own and am used to. It fis my needs, it does what I expect of it. It compliments what I already have. Thus the M3 deserves a very high rating. If I were to compare it to my 60D, it is not in the same league. It is not what I am comfortable with. It would undeservedly get a much lower rating. Honestly, if I were just getting started, and looking for an entry level camera, I would go for something in the Rebel series instead. A true DSLR feels like a more capable camera to me, and could be had for less than the M3. But I was in need of something really compact that would not totally ignore the many thousands of dollars I have already invested, and for that purpose, the M3 is ideally suited. It may not get the play time that my 60D gets, but it does have it's place, and will not be relegated to a closet for the rest of it's life, like several point-and-shoot cameras I have purchased over the years.
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mirrorless MIracle! I've tried several mirrorless and have always returned due to non-clarity in images. So far this camera is just amazing with the color and clarity! Light weight and easy to take on trips when I do not want to carry my big DSLR. I look forward to Canon expanding on their mirror less line up and to continue to grow until I replace my big DSLR with mirrorless all together.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cary camera and backup body This has become my Carry With Me camera. My prefered camera is my EOS 1D X, but it is big and heavy. At 24mp with IS on all of the M lenses I have, the image quality is great. With hi iso settings the noise reduction available does a great job. The only negative I gave found so far is the cycle time after taking a picture. I have review shut off to help with this. Great camera. Looking at the 11-22mm lens to round off the point and shoot capabilities indoors.
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Camera Purchased a full package all lenses, viewfinder 270 flash, adapter for other lenses. we are a Pro Studio bought the camera to have something with me all the time for photo opportunities. I am simply blown away how great this little camera is. fantastic color and images. recommend that canon not cheap out and include an instruction book with the camera. Had to print it out ugh.
Date published: 2015-11-06
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