Mirrorless Cameras

Canon EOS M3


Dimensions (W x H x D)
110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4 mm
Weight (body only)
Approx. 366g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)


  • 24.2 megapixels

    APS-C size CMOS sensor

  • DIGIC 6

    Powerful DIGIC processing

  • Hybrid CMOS AF III

    Fast and smooth focus

  • Creative Assist

    Easy image adjustments in real time

  • Tilt touchscreen

    Large for clear viewing

  • Full HD movie

    1080p movies at 24, 25 and 30 fps

  • Wi-Fi

    Share and backup images wirelessly

  • Remote shooting

    Control the camera with a smartphone

Specifications in detail

Image Sensor

  • Type
    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

  • Type
    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

  • Type
    Hybrid CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor 1
  • AF System / Points
    49 AF points (Maximum)2
  • 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

  • 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)
  • AF 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).
  • AEB
    3 shots, +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments
  • ISO Sensitivity

    AUTO(100-12800), 100-12800 in 1/3 stop increments 

    ISO can be expanded to H: 25600 

    During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop increments)


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

  • Type
    Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
  • Settings

    AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom. 

    White balance compensation: 

    1. Blue/Amber +/-9 

    2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

  • Custom White Balance
    Yes, 1 setting can be registered

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

  • Type
    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
  • Coverage
    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
  • Modes
    Auto, Manual Flash On/off, Slow Synchro
  • Red-Eye Reduction
    Yes - with red eye reduction lamp
  • X-sync
  • 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


  • Modes

    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 Priority 

    Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings) 

    Long exposure noise reduction 

    High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot NR) 

    Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration 

    Creative 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 34

Live View Mode

  • Coverage
    Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
  • Frame Rate
    30 fps
  • Focusing

    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 4000 

    JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 4320 x 2880, (S1) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 2304 x 1536, (S3) 720x480 

    JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3840 x 2880, (S1) 2560 x 1920, (S2) 2048 x 1536, (S3) 640x480 

    JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3376, (M) 4320 x 2432, (S1) 2880 x 1616 (S2) 1920 x 1080, (S3) 720 x 408 

    JPEG 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
  • Folders
    New folders can be automatically created monthly or daily
  • File Numbering

    (1) Consecutive numbering 

    (2) Auto reset

  • 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 seconds 

    Repeat: On/Off 

    Transition Effects: Off, Fade

  • Histogram

    Brightness: Yes 

    RGB: Yes

  • Highlight Alert
  • Image Erase/Protection

    Erase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, All images 

    Protection: 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 Languages English, 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.


  • Computer
    Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)
  • Other

    Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support 5 

    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
  • PictBridge
    Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

  • Type
    SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)

  • PC & Macintosh

    Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 

    Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10 

    For Wi-Fi connection to a PC via Image Transfer Utility: 

    Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only 

    Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10


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

Power Source

  • Batteries
    1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17
  • Battery life
    Approx. 250 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)6 Approx. 185 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
  • Battery Indicator
    AC Adapter Kit ACK-E17, Battery charger LC-E17
  • Power saving

    LCD monitor turns off after 10, 20, 30 sec or 1, 2, 3 mins. 

    Auto Power Off 

    ECO mode

  • Power Supply & Battery Chargers
    AC Adapter Kit ACK-E17, Battery charger LC-E17


  • Viewfinder

    Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 

    (0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage

  • Cases / Straps

    Body Jacket EH27-CJ 

    Neck Strap EM-E2

  • Lenses
    EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
  • Flash

    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
  • Other

    Interface cable IFC-400PCU 

    HDMI Cable HTC-DC100

  1. Hybrid CMOS AF III covers an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 70% Horizontal of the frame
  2. Maximum number of AF frame is dependent on selected image aspect ratio
  3. Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution
  4. 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
  5. Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions.
  6. Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated