Canon EOS M3

Travel Light, Shoot Big.

Beautifully versatile and exceptionally advanced, Canon’s all new EOS M3 mirrorless camera combines an impressive array of features that encourage budding photographers to develop their craft and cultivate their skills. Delivering DSLR-like performance within a compact system camera, the EOS M3 utilises Canon’s superb 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIG!C 6 processor and advanced high-speed AF to create stunningly sharp images, even in low light. Compact and lightweight, the camera is both easy to handle and comfortable to use, featuring improved grip, intuitive controls and a touch panel LCD that work together to let you concentrate on shooting. Perfect for photographers who want to get more out of their compact, the EOS M3 features expanded manual control as well as convenient compatibility with EOS and EF accessories. Want to share the images and movies you create? Wi-Fi and NFC compatibility make sharing a breeze!

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3 camera kit in good condition, but showing signs of general wear due to previous use. This kit features a Canon 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens and comes with a battery, charger, strap, USB cable and user manual.

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Manual Control

Control all aspects of your photography with dual customisable lens control rings.

Camera Connect App

Connect your camera to your Apple or Android device for remote shooting as well as easily download your photos.

Incredible Image Quality

24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor enables amazing image quality even in low light.

Creative Assist

Expand your creativity through application of a range of artistic controls

Tilt-up LCD Screen

The flexible 180 degree touch screen LCD allows you to capture images at unique angles.

Travel Light, Shoot Big

Check out our first look at the all new EOS M3.

Selected shots from the EOS M3 Compact Camera

    Detailed Features

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      Manual Control

      Get creative with your photography and enjoy full flexibility with manual control. This will allow you to experiment and capture breathtaking images by controlling the aperture, shutter speed and ISO in each setting. This feature gives you that extra ability to still capture your images the way you wish without the size and weight of a DSLR camera.

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      Camera Connect App

      The Canon Camera Connect app makes it easy to see what your camera has captured, transfer photos and videos to your mobile device, and use your device to control your camera.
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      Incredible Image Quality

      The EOS M3 features a large 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor. This larger than life sensor enables incredible image quality even in low light situations. This means better detail, even at higher ISOs, with minimal noise and distortion and, thanks to the sensor's wide cell pitch, breathtaking dynamic range.

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      Creative Assist

      Creative Assist allows for intuitive image creation as you confirm the changes in real time which leads to improved shooting skills and expansion of your own method of expression. Shooting setting information can be easily imported and the different mode parameters can be easily understood and changed with Live View in real time.

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      Tilt-up LCD Screen

      Shooting support is offered by the tilt LCD that makes it easy to shoot from various angles, and the touch panel that makes intuitive operations possible. Thus making it possible to shoot unique angles in a range of different situations.


    Detailed Specifications

    EOS M3 Technical Specifications

    Image Sensor

    22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
    Effective Pixels
    Approx. 24.2 megapixels
    Total Pixels
    Approx. 24.7 megapixels
    Aspect Ratio
    Low-Pass Filter
    Sensor Cleaning
    EOS integrated cleaning system
    Colour Filter Type
    Primary Colour

    Image Processor

    DIGIC 6


    Lens Mount
    EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
    Focal Length
    Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
    Image Stabilisation
    Enable/Disable Image Stabilizer on compatible lens Dynamic IS available with compatible lenses


    Hybrid CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor [4]
    AF System/ Points
    49 AF points (Maximum) [5]
    AF working range
    EV 2-18 (at 23°C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)
    AF Modes
    One-Shot AF and Servo AF
    AF Point Selection
    Automatic selection (Face+Tracking), Manual selection (1-point AF)
    Selected AF point display
    Indicated on LCD monitor
    AF Lock
    Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or customisable AE Lock Button
    AF Assist Beam
    via LED assist beam
    Manual Focus
    Dedicated MF button (toggle AF/MF). Select on camera menu AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot).MF Peaking available

    Exposure Control

    Metering modes
    Real-time metering from the image sensor(1) Evaluative metering (384 zones)(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 10%)(3) Spot metering (approx. 2%)(4) Center weighted average metering
    Metering Range
    EV 1-20 (at 23°C, ISO 100)
    AE Lock
    Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.Manual: By AE Lock Button in creative zone modes.
    Exposure Compensation
    +/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
    3 shots, +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments
    ISO Sensitivity (8)
    AUTO(100-12800), 100-12800 in 1/3 stop incrementsISO can be expanded to H: 25600During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop increments)


    Hybrid Single Blade Shutter (Electronic first curtain and mechanical second curtain shutter)
    30-1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

    White Balance

    Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
    AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, WhiteFluorescent light, Flash, Custom.White balance compensation:1. Blue/Amber +/-92. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
    Custom White Balance
    Yes, 1 setting can be registered


    Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
    Depth of field preview
    Yes, via customisable buttons

    LCD Monitor

    Tilt type 7.5 cm (3.0”) sRGB ClearView II Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. In-cell capacitive type
    Approx. 100%
    Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)
    Approx. 170°
    Brightness Adjustment
    Adjustable to one of five levels
    Display Options
    Switchable via INFO. Button(1) Quick Control Screen(2) Liveview image no information(3) Liveview image full info(4) Liveview image basic info


    Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)
    Built-in Flash Coverage
    up to 18mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 29mm)
    Built-in Flash recycle time
    Approx. 3 seconds
    Auto, Manual Flash On/off, Slow Synchro
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Yes - with red eye reduction lamp
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    +/- 2EV in 1/3 increments
    Flash Exposure Bracketing
    Yes, with compatible external flash
    Flash Exposure Lock
    Second Curtain Synchronisation
    HotShoe/ PC terminal
    Yes/ No
    External Flash Compatibility
    E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
    External Flash Control
    Via camera menu screen


    Scene Intelligent Auto mode (Stills and Movie), Creative Assist (Stills and Movie). Hybrid Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Handheld Night Scene, Food), Creative Filters (HDR, Fish-eye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Miniature Effect (Stills and Movie), Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Grainy B/W), Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom)Movie modes: Movie auto exposure, Movie manual exposure
    Picture Styles
    Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
    Colour Space
    Image Processing
    Highlight Tone PriorityAuto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)Long exposure noise reductionHigh ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot NR)Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination and chromatic aberrationCreative Assist:Background Blur (5 settings)Brightness (19 levels)Contrast (9 levels)Saturation (9 levels)Color Tone (19 levels)Monochrome (Off/ BW/ S (Sepia)/ B (Blue)/ P (Purple)/ G (Green))
    Drive modes
    Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, remote)
    Continuous Shooting
    Max. Approx. 4.2fps for approx. 1000 JPEG images, 5 images RAW [1][6]

    Live View Mode

    Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
    Frame Rate
    30 fps
    Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen plus MF Peaking)Autofocus: Hybrid CMOS AF III (Face + Tracking, 1-point AF)
    Display Options
    Grid overlay (x2), Histogram, Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratios

    File Type

    Still Image Type
    JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
    RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording
    Yes, RAW + various JPEG compression possible
    Image Size
    RAW: (3:2) 6000 x 4000, (4:3) 5328 x 4000, (16:9) 6000 x 3376, (1:1) 4000 x 4000JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 4320 x 2880, (S1) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 2304 x 1536, (S3) 720x480JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3840 x 2880, (S1) 2560 x 1920, (S2) 2048 x 1536, (S3) 640x480JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3376, (M) 4320 x 2432, (S1) 2880 x 1616 (S2) 1920 x 1080, (S3) 720 x 408JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2880 x 2880, (S1) 1920 x 1920, (S2) 1536 x 1536, (S3) 480x480
    Movie Type
    MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
    Movie Size
    Full HD - 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)HD - 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)VGA - 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)Miniature Effect - HD, VGA - (6, 3, 1.5 fps)Hybrid Auto - HD - (30 fps)
    Movie Length
    Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB
    New folders can be automatically created monthly or daily
    File Numbering
    (1) Consecutive numbering(2) Auto reset

    Other Features

    Custom Functions
    6 Custom Functions with 17 settings including 7 customisable buttons/controls
    Metadata Tag
    User copyright information (can be set in camera)Image rating (0-5 stars)
    Intelligent Orientation Sensor
    Playback zoom
    1.5x - 10x enabled in 10 steps
    Display Formats
    (1) Single image with information (Customisable with 6 levels)(2) Single image(3) Index display (6/12/42/110 images)(4) Jump Display
    Slide Show
    Playback time: 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/30 secondsRepeat: On/OffTransition Effects: Off, Fade
    Brightness: YesRGB: Yes
    Highlight Alert
    Image Erase/Protection
    Erase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, All imagesProtection: Selected images, Selected range, All images. Unprotect all images
    Menu Categories
    (1) Shooting menu (x5)(2) Playback menu (x4)(3) Setup menu (x4)(4) Custom Functions menu(5) My Menu
    Menu Languages
    25 LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
    Firmware Update
    Update possible by the user.


    Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)
    Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support [7]HDMI output (Type-C/Mini compatible)External microphone (3.5mm stereo mini jack)

    Direct Print

    Canon Printers
    Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
    Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)


    SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)

    Supported Operating Systems

    PC & Macintosh
    Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 onlyMac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9


    Image Processing
    Digital Photo Professional
    Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility

    Power Source

    1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17
    Battery life
    Approx. 250 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) [2]Approx. 185 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
    Battery Indicator
    4 levels
    Power saving
    LCD monitor turns off after 10, 20, 30 sec or 1, 2, 3 mins.Auto Power OffECO mode
    Power Supply & Battery Chargers
    AC Adapter Kit ACK-E17, Battery charger LC-E17

    Physical Specifications

    Body Materials
    Stainless steel, magnesium alloy, polycarbonate resin
    Operating Environment
    0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4 mm
    Weight (body only)
    Approx. 366g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)


    Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1(0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage
    Cases / Straps
    Body Jacket EH27-CJNeck Strap EM-E2
    EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
    Canon Speedlites (including 90EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2
    Remote Controller/ Switch
    Remote Controller RC-6
    Interface cable IFC-400PCUHDMI Cable HTC-DC100


    EOS M3
    All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.Subject to change without notice.[1] Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution[2] Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated[3] Recommended Exposure Index[4] Hybrid CMOS AF III covers an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 70% Horizontal of the frame[5] Maximum number of AF frame is dependent on selected image aspect ratio[6] Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on camera settings, type of lens used, battery charge and light level. Shooting stops automatically with the 1000th frame[7] Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions.