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Canon EOS M3 (Body Only) (Black)

Model: 9694B001
SKU: CAN-10611N

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1.6x (APS-C) Crop
24 Megapixels
4 Frames-Per-Second
HD (1080) Video
3" LCD
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The power and versatility of EOS in a compact and stylish design.


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 M3 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

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.

Mount Adapter EF-EOS M is required

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.

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.

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.

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 Controls

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.

Mount Adapter EF-EOS M is required.

Electronic Viewfinder (EVF-DC1)

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.

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 can be 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.

In The Box

  • Canon EOS M3 Body (Black)
  • Camera Cover R-F-4
  • Strap EM-200DB
  • Battey Charger LC-E17
  • Battery Pack LP-E17
  • Terminal Cover
  • Interface Cable
  • Camera/Wi-Fi User Guide (E/F/S)
  • Kit Warranty Card(US/CAN)
  • Insertion for CIG registration
  • Lens Cap E-52 II
  • Lens Dust Cap EB

Additional Information

Manufacturer Canon
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Megapixels 24
Crop Factor 1.6x (APS-C)
Frames-Per-Second 4
Best Available Video Mode HD (1080)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC
Weather-sealed None
Mounts Canon EOS (M)

Type Digital single-lens non-reflex AF/AE camera
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
* UHS-I compatible
Image Format: Approx. 22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C Size)
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
Lens Mount Canon EF-M mount
Image Sensor CMOS sensor (supporting Hybrid CMOS AF III)
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 24.2 Megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 24.7 Megapixels
Pixel Unit 3.72 m 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 Deletion Feature 1.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.).
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
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)
Backup Recording N/A
File Numbering The following two types of file numbers can be set:
(1) 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.
(2) 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 continue from the last recorded image in the card.
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes
Color Space sRGB
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 Temperature Information Transmission Provided
Viewfinder Optional EVF-DC1 connects to the hot shoe (communication is performed through the use of a dedicated terminal attached to the shoe).
Display Control (1) Menu operation (Set-up MENU 1)
Switch between Auto / Manual
* When set to Auto, switches to the viewfinder display as the face gets closer to the EVF-DC1
* Only displayed in menu when EVF-DC1 is attached.

(2) Button operation
Pressing display-switch button on EVF-DC1 allows you to switch between the LCD monitor / viewfinder displays.
Autofocus 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 1) Autofocus
One-Shot AF
Servo AF
(2) Manual focus
(3) AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot AF: when shooting still images during movie recording)
AF Point Selection (1) Automatic selection (Face+Tracking)
(2) 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.
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)
ISO Speed Range For Video:
(1) Manual ISO Range:
Full HD: ISO 100-3200, expansion to 6400
HD and VGA: ISO 100-6400, expansion to 12800
(2) Auto ISO Range:
Full HD: ISO 100-3200
HD and VGA: ISO 100-6400
* ISO is 200 or higher when Highlight tone priority is set, and expansion is not possible.

For Stills:
(1) Manual Setting Range: ISO 100-12800, expansion to ISO 25600 equivalent
(2) Auto Setting Range: ISO 100-12800†
† Default setting is ISO 6400.
* Maximum ISO speed (ISO 400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800) can be configured when mode dial is set to P, Tv, Av, M, C, or Movie mode.
* ISO speeds above 200 are available when Highlight tone priority is enabled.
Exposure Compensation (1) Manual: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
(2) AEB: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
* Manual exposure compensation and AEB can be set in combination.
* AEB is set in the following sequence: Standard exposure, decreased exposure, and increased exposure.
AE Lock (1) Auto AE lock

In One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE is locked when focus is achieved.
(2) Manual AE lock
Activated with the AE lock button in shooting modes P, Tv, Av, M, and C. When you press the button again, AE lock is canceled.
Available in all metering modes.
Cannot be locked in M mode when shutter speed is set to Bulb or when ISO is fixed.
Shutter Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
* Electronic 1st curtain and mechanical 2nd curtain (Hybrid Single Blade Shutter)
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec. (total range of all shooting modes)
* 1/3-stop increments
Highest flash-sync shutter speed: 1/200 sec.
Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self Timer Off, 2 sec. delay, 10 sec. delay, Remote Control
Shutter Lag Time Starting with half press of shutter button, time lag between full press and start of exposure: Approx. 0.07 sec.
* Measured according to CIPA guidelines
* Widest aperture, when EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is used
* Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
Built in Flash Folding manual flash pop-up
Guide Number Approx. 5m (at ISO 100)
Flash Coverage Up to approx. 18mm focal length (35mm film size conversion: Approx. 29mm)
Flash Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
* Internal/external flash exposure compensation available from camera side.
External Speedlite: Flash Metering E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative flash metering and average flash metering), FE lock
Flash Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
FE Lock Provided
External Flash Settings The following settings are possible with an EX-series Speedlite:

1. Flash firing
2. E-TTL II metering
3. Red-eye reduction
4. External flash function settings
-Flash mode
-Wireless functions
* Wireless flash shooting is possible with radio transmission
-Shutter synchronization
-Number of flashes
-Flash frequency
-Flash exposure compensation
-Flash output level
5.Flash custom function settings
6. Clear settings
PC Terminal Not provided
Drive Modes Single shooting, Continuous shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed (1) One-Shot AF (all lenses): Max. approx. 4.2 fps
(2) Servo AF (with EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM): Max. approx. 2.4 fps (max. wide angle)

* Measured at initial settings, shutter speed 1/500 sec. or higher.
* Continuous shooting speed may be decreased by shutter speed, aperture value, subject conditions, brightness, type of lens, flash use, battery charge, etc.
* During Servo AF, continuous shooting speed may be further decreased by subject conditions and the lens being used.
* Shooting stops automatically with the 1000th shot.
Silent Shooting Not provided
Video Shooting: File Format MP4
Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
* Variable (averaged) bit rate
Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC
* Meta information is embedded in the MP4 file (no separate THM file)
Video File Size Recording Sizes: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 (HD) and 640 x 480 (VGA)
Frame Rates [1920 x 1080]: 29.97 fps / 23.976 fps
[1280 x 720]: 59.94 fps
[640 x 480]: 29.97 fps
Video Focusing (1) AF (Auto)
(2) MF
(3) AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot AF: when shooting still images during movie recording)
Video Range Auto ISO Range:
(1) Full HD: ISO 100-3200
(2) HD and VGA: ISO 100-6400

Manual ISO Range:
(1) Full HD: ISO 100 to 3200, expansion to H: 6400
(2) HD and VGA: ISO 100 to ISO 6400, expansion to H: 12800
* ISO is 200 or higher when Highlight tone priority is set, and expansion is not possible
Exposure Control (1) Movie auto exposure mode
* Shutter speed (signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed are set automatically. The shutter speed (signal accumulation time) is limited to maximum 1/4000 sec. and to minimum 1/30 sec. for 24/25/30 fps or 1/60 sec. or higher for 50/60 fps.

(2) Movie manual exposure mode
* Shutter speed (signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed (auto/ manual) set manually. The shutter speed (signal accumulation time) is limited to maximum 1/4000 sec. and to minimum 1/30 sec. for 24/25/30 fps or 1/60 sec. or higher for 50/60 fps.

(3) Miniature effect movie mode
* Shutter speed (signal accumulation time) 1/30 to 1/4000 sec., aperture, and ISO speed are set automatically.

(4) Movie recording in still image mode
* Shutter speed (signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed are set automatically. The shutter speed (signal accumulation time) is limited to maximum 1/4000 sec. and to minimum 1/30 sec. for 24/25/30 fps or 1/60 sec. or higher for 50/60 fps.
Exposure Compensation Provided (±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments)
LCD Monitor TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size Wide 3.0-type (Screen aspect ratio of 3:2)
Diagonal 7.5cm (Horizontal: 6.2cm, Vertical: 4.2cm)
Pixels Approx. 1.04 million dots
Coverage Approx. 170° both vertically and horizontally
Brightness Control Adjustable to one of five brightness levels
Coating Vari-angle Touch Screen
Interface Languages 25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format DPOF print ordering provided (Complies to DPOF Version 1.1)
Direct Image Transfer Compatible Images: Not provided
Custom Functions 6 functions with 15 settings can be performed on the camera.
Custom Controls Not Provided
Camera User Settings Functions can be assigned to the following controls (set in Custom Functions):

Shutter button (half press) / AE lock
Front dial / Control dial
M-Fn button
Erase button
Movie button
My Menu Registration Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered
USB Terminal For communications with a computer and PictBridge (Hi-Speed USB compliant)
Video Out Terminal HDMI mini OUT terminal (Type C), not CEC compatible
* Analog output is not available.
Extension System Terminal 3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack
Battery One Battery Pack LP-E17
AC power can be supplied with the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E17
Battery Check Automatic battery level check when power is turned ON.
The battery level icon with three stages is displayed on the LCD monitor, and the [Charge the battery] message is displayed if battery runs out of charge.
* Battery authentication is performed after battery is replaced and power is turned ON.
Power Saving (1) Auto Power Down
(2) Display Off (only functions in Shooting mode)
10/20/30 sec., 1/2/3 min.
(3) Eco Mode (effective only in shooting mode)
Date/Time Battery MS614 Equivalent, Secondary Coin-Cell Lithium Battery
Charging time: Approx. 4 hours (Charged from the main battery)
Battery life*: Approx. three weeks, starting with full charge when main battery is removed.
* Period during which camera retains sufficient power to back up camera data
Start-up Time Approx. 1.6 sec. when EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is attached (based on CIPA testing standards).
* The time varies slightly depending on the attached lens.
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.7 in. (110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4mm)
* Complies with CIPA guidelines.
Weight Approx. 12.9 oz. / 366g (Complies with CIPA guidelines (Body + battery pack + SD card))
Approx. 11.3 oz./ 319g (Body only)
Working Temperature Range 32-104°F/0-40°C
* Not equipped with temperature warning function
Working Humidity Range 85% or less

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