Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera Body, Black
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Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera Body, Black

Price: $429.00

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About Canon EOS M3

Designed to inspire, the EOS M3 digital camera brings true EOS performance and image quality to a compact, stylish and elegant package. A pleasure to operate, with the sophistication to create stunning still and moving images, the EOS M3 is an ideal EOS for many applications, such as portraiture, landscape, travel and everything in between. 

With its large 24.2 Megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor, the EOS M3 captures high-resolution images and Full HD movies suitable for most any application. Its lightweight, mirrorless body and interchangeable lenses add a whole new level of portability to the EOS system without compromising performance. 

In addition to a number of dedicated EF-M Lenses, the EOS M3 is compatible with a range of EF* and EF-S* Lenses and Speedlites, has an optional shoe-mounted electronic viewfinder, wireless capabilities, plus numerous features designed for fun and fast image capture. The EOS M defies the assumption that compact means compromise, with performance and features photographers and moviemakers can rely on to help bring their creative ideas to life. 

The power and versatility of EOS in a compact and stylish design. 

Sleek, with the Power to Perform 
 Wonderfully lightweight and compact, the EOS M3 is both stylish and speedy while including a host of proven EOS controls. It can be appealing to anyone who appreciates a portable, mirrorless body but wants interchangeable lenses, a large sensor and the manual controls and image quality associated with the EOS line. Similarly, for photographers used to carrying larger SLR cameras who want something smaller as a companion or as a solo camera, the EOS M3 operates and performs similarly to SLRs in the EOS system. In addition to EF-M series Lenses, it's also compatible with a number of EOS accessories including EF Lenses*, Speedlites and more for powerful, seamless EOS operation that's incredibly portable. 

The Power to Capture Stunning Movies and Photographs 

24.2 Megapixel Sensor 
 The EOS M3 features a 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) sensor capable of capturing large image and movie files. At 24.2 Megapixels, the EOS M's sensor delivers images suitable for enlargements with sufficient resolution for significant trimming. Whether making poster-sized prints, zooming in on a particular detail or making Full HD movies, the EOS M3's sensor is primed to deliver. An ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600) means images can be captured with low noise and high detail, even in dimly lit situations. 

DIGIC 6 Image Processor 
 Complementing the EOS M3's CMOS sensor, Canon's DIGIC 6 Image Processor not only speeds up camera operations, but also helps enhance a number of the camera's advanced features. The DIGIC processor aids the camera's sensor in capturing detailed images with reduced noise at high ISOs and enables high-quality movie capture with a number of different movie compressions including MP4. On top of that, it enhances the camera's Dynamic Image Stabilization system and even helps improve the AF system's face detection accuracy. 

Hybrid CMOS AF III helps provide fast and accurate focusing for stills and videos. 

Consistent, Spot-on AF 
 A fusion of AF technologies designed to quickly achieve and maintain AF, the EOS M3's Hybrid CMOS AF III system is impressively fast, delivering comprehensive and accurate AF coverage over approximately 80% (vertical) and 70% (horizontal) of the entire image. With an optimized phase difference AF sensor built into the EOS M3's CMOS sensor's individual pixels, along with a secondary contrast detection system, the EOS M3's focus system is equipped to focus quickly and accurately in many situations. 

Front Dial and Exposure Compensation Dial help provide full manual control and offer customizable functions as well as improved operability and ease of use. 

Fast, Intuitive Controls 
 Capable of creating superb stills and movies automatically, the EOS M3 offers a number of control options for speedy manual operation. The camera features a Front Dial that's placed directly around the shutter button and is complemented by a dedicated Exposure Compensation Dial positioned within easy reach of the camera's thumb grip. In addition, the EOS M3 has numerous custom functions, including user-programmable shortcuts, customizable buttons and much, much more. It's comfortable to hold, with a fluid and ergonomic design that's familiar to EOS users. 

More Operations at Your Fingertips 

3.0" Tilt-type LCD Monitor 
 The EOS M3 has a large, high-resolution, 3.0" LCD monitor that tilts up 180° and down 45°, ideal for composing not only self portraits, but also for taking pictures at high and low angles with ease. 

Intuitive Touch Screen for Selfies and Easy Menu Navigation 
 The EOS M3's touch screen is not just for defining AF points and for selfies! Designed to be accessible without hindering access to the lens and shutter button, the EOS M3's touch screen is fast and easy to use for many operations. With a Quick Control screen like those found on other EOS cameras and a number of functions superimposed over the image in a "U" pattern, settings are easily accessible without taking a finger away from the shutter or altering your grip on the camera. It's easy to change the camera's settings while maintaining the ability to quickly take a picture. 

EOS Compatibility for Creative Control 
 While a number of lenses and accessories are designed specifically for the EOS M series, the EOS M3 is also fully compatible with over 70 of Canon's EF and EF-S Lenses plus other EOS accessories like Speedlites, Speedlite Transmitters and even Macro Ring Lites. Whether the EOS M3 is a primary or secondary camera, it boasts smooth compatibility with a wide range of EOS accessories. 

Electronic Viewfinder (EVF-DC1) (Sold Separately) 
 In addition to its compatibility with EOS accessories and Speedlites, the EOS M3 is compatible with Canon's high-resolution Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1. Easily attached to the camera's hot shoe, the 2.36 Megapixel EVF-DC1 can tilt up 90°, and for photographers who wish to hold the camera up to their eye, it helps the EOS M3 deliver operation and feel similar to that of an SLR. Especially helpful in bright sunlight, or in situations where composing on the screen is not convenient, the EVF-DC1 can be an indispensible accessory for the EOS M3. 

External Microphone Jack 
 For expanded operations including Full HD movie recording, the EOS M3 features not only a built-in stereo microphone but also an external microphone jack that adds a level of versatility and convenience for moviemaking. 

Full HD Videos at 24p and 30p in MP4 Format 
 The EOS M3 can capture 1920x1080 Full HD video at frame rates of both 24p and 30p, and can record in MP4 format for easy sharing online. 

Moviemaking Made Easy with Manual Movie Control 
 The EOS M3 is a fine moviemaking tool. With touch-activated AF and a number of manual controls available, it's easy to make intuitive setting adjustments silently and on the fly using the EOS M3's dial, controller wheel and touch operations. The EOS M3's external microphone jack adds further versatility to capturing video. 

Versatile Wireless Communication 

Built-in Wi-Fi 
 The EOS M3 is designed to make Wi-Fi connections fast and easy. It can exchange data with other Wi-Fi compatible Canon cameras, connect directly to Canon's Connect Station CS100 device, upload directly to various web services like CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, Facebook and YouTube, and even play back images and movies on DLNA-compatible digital electronics. 

Built-in NFC Capability 
 With its built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) capability, the EOS M connects directly to NFC-compliant Android devices by simply touching the NFC icon located on the camera to the device. 

Remote Shooting & Wireless Printing 
 With the Canon Camera Connect app installed, the EOS M3 connects and can be controlled by your compatible smartphone or tablet for simple remote shooting. Plus, it can also connect and print directly to IP-compatible printers. 

Creative Photographic Options 
 With its built-in Creative Assist feature, the EOS M3 makes it simple to change camera settings in real time and see the effects as they happen. Whether adjusting brightness, sharpness, contrast, color tone and intensity or even moving to monochromatic images, the EOS M3 makes it easy for novices and professionals alike to find just the right look to match the emotion or tone of the image. 

Up to six personal settings can be saved and applied anytime when composing other images. Additionally, images shared from other photographers canbe imported into the EOS M3, which can then display their settings and even apply them to the scene at hand. By helping the photographer to understand how different settings affect the look and feel of the photo or video, the EOS M3 can be an excellent learning tool. 

Speed, Built-in 
 Don't let its compact size deceive-the EOS M3 is a fast and powerful camera. The EOS M3 captures images at up to 4.2 frames per second, even full-resolution RAW files! From still life to action photography and everywhere in between, the EOS M is ready to go. 

* Mount Adapter EF-EOS M is required.

Canon EOS M3 Features

  • The power and versatility of EOS in a compact and Stylish Design
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100 12800 (expandable to H: 25600) and DIGIC 6 Image Processor can help capture photos and videos with stunning detail even in challenging lighting situations
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III helps provide fast and accurate focusing for stills and videos
  • Front Dial and Exposure Compensation Dial help provide full manual control and offer customizable functions as well as improved operability and ease of use
  • Intuitive touch screen 3.0 tilt-type (180° up/45° down) LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots) can be perfect Terminal Cover for selfies and allows for quick focusing and shooting, easy menu navigation and simple viewing of images and videos.
  • Compatible with EF-M lenses as well as the full line of EF* and EF-S* Lenses and Speedlites for expanded creativity. 
    *with optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M
  • Compatible with optional Electronic Viewfinder (EVF-DC1) and also features an external microphone jack.
  • Create Full HD 1920x1080 movies at 24p and 30p in MP4 format with ease using manual movie control.
  • Easily transfer images and videos to a compatible smartphone, tablet or Canon Connect Station CS100 device with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability, and share on social networking sites or view on an HDTV.
  • Easily adjust image settings using Creative Assist, including brightness, background blur, vividness of color, contrast, warmth and filter effects.
  • Continuous full resolution shooting at up to 4.2 fps, even in RAW, lets you enjoy fast, responsive focusing.

Specification

Canon EOS M3 Specifications
Type
Digital single-lens non-reflex AF/AE camera
Recording Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
* UHS-I compatible
Image Processor
DIGIC 6
Image Format
Approx. 22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C Size)
Lens
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
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF-M, EF*, and EF-S* Lenses
(35mm film equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6 times the lens focal length)
* Requires Mount Adapter EF-EOS M
Image Sensor - Type
CMOS sensor (supporting Hybrid CMOS AF III)
Image Sensor - Pixels
Effective pixels: Approx. 24.2 Megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 24.7 Megapixels
Pixel Unit: 3.72 micrometer square
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the image sensor
Dust Removal Feature
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
* Removes dust adhering to the low-pass filter.
* Self-cleaning executed automatically (taking approx. 1 sec.) when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible
(taking approx. 6 sec.).

(2) Acquiring and appending Dust Delete Data: Unavailable

Manual cleaning: Unavailable
* Cleaning is possible when the lens is detached.
Recording Format
Design Rule for Camera File System 2.0, Exif 2.3 compliant
Shooting - 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)
Color Space
sRGB
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
Image Processing - 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
Live View Mode
Coverage: Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame Rate: 20fps
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
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
File Size
L (Large): Approx. 24.0 megapixels (6000x4000)
M (Medium): Approx. 12.4 megapixels (4320x2880)
S1 (Small 1): Approx. 5.5 megapixels (2880x1920)
S2 (Small 2): Approx. 3.5 megapixels (2304x1536)
S3 (Small 3): Approx. 350,000 pixels (720x480)
RAW: Approx. 24.0 megapixels (6000x4000)
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
Continuous numbering
*The number consecutive to the file number of the image shot last with a particular memory card is applied to the first image shot after that memory card is reinserted.

Auto reset
* When you replace the camera's card, the numbering will be reset to start from 0001. If the new card already contains images, the numbering will from the last recorded image in the card.
Backup Recording
N/A
Picture Style
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
* In P, Tv, Av, M, C, and Movie Mode on the mode dial, you can select or set the Picture Style.
* For other shooting modes, [Auto] or [Standard] is automatically set depending on the shooting mode.
* Default setting for [User Def. 1 3] is [Auto].
White Balance Settings
(1) Auto (AWB): Ambience priority
(2) Daylight
(3) Shade
(4) Cloudy, twilight, sunset
(5) Tungsten light
(6) White fluorescent light
(7) Flash*
(8) Custom (MWB)
* Set automatically according to the flash used. Changes automatically based on the color temperature during flash when using an EX-series Speedlite that is equipped with the color temperature information transmission function.
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
White balance correction:
Blue/amber bias: +/-9 levels
Magenta/green bias: +/-9 levels
* Correction based on the current WB mode's color temperature.
Color Temp. Information Transmission
Provided
Autofocus
Type: Hybrid CMOS AF III method (1-point AF, Face+Tracking priority AF)
AF Points: 49 points (Maximum)
AF Working Range: EV 2-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
Autofocus
- One-Shot AF
- Servo AF
Manual focus
AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot AF: when shooting still images during movie recording)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection (Face+Tracking)
Manual selection (1-point AF)
Selected AF Point Display
Indicated on LCD monitor
AF Assist Beam
AF-assist LED lamp
Effective range: Approx. 3m (9.8 ft.) at the center
* The AF-assist beam of an external flash is fired only when an EX-series Speedlite with LED light is used.
Exposure Control - Metering Modes
Real-time metering using the image sensor
(1) Evaluative metering (384 zones)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 10%)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2%)
(4) Center Weighted Avg.

Metering Range: EV 1 20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems
Creative Zone
(1) Program AE (shiftable)
(2) Shutter-priority AE
(3) Aperture-priority AE
(4) Manual exposure (including bulb)
(5) Custom

Basic Zone
(1) Scene Intelligent Auto (Program AE, non-shiftable)
(2) Hybrid Auto
(3) Creative Assist
(4) SCN
1. Portrait 2. Landscape 3. Close-up 4. Sports 5. Handheld Night Scene 6. Food
Exposure Control Systems (Cont.)
(5) Creative Filters
1. High Dynamic Range 2. Fish-eye Effect 3. Art Bold Effect 4. Water Painting Effect 5. Miniature Effect 6. Toy Camera Effect 7. Soft Focus 8. Grainy B/W
(6) Movie Shooting Mode
1. Movie Auto Exposure 2. Movie Manual Exposure
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).
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)
Shutter
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)
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
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
Flash
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters): 5
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: 1/200sec
Flash Exposure Compensation: Yes, with compatible external flash
Flash Exposure Bracketing: Yes, with compatible external flash
Flash (Cont.)
Flash Exposure Lock: Yes
Second Curtain Synchronization: Yes
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
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
Yes
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
Yes
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
Interface
Computer: Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)
Other: Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support
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)
Supported Operating Systems
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
Software
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%)
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
Camera Body Materials
Stainless steel, magnesium alloy, polycarbonate resin
Operating Environment
32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C), 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.37 x 2.67 x 1.75" (110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4mm)
Weight
Body Only: Approx. 12.91 oz (366g) (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card

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