Type 22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
Effective Pixels approx. 24.2 megapixels
Total Pixels approx. 24.7 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
Type DIGIC 6
Lens Mount EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount Adaptor EF-EOS M)
Crop factor 1.6x (the field-of-view of a lens attached to the EOS M3 is equivalent to a lens with a focal length 1.6x greater attached to a full-frame camera)
Image stabilisation Enable/disable image stabiliser on compatible lens. Dynamic IS is available with compatible lenses
Type Hybrid CMOS AF system. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor. Hybrid CMOS AF III covers an area of approx. 80% vertical and 70% horizontal of the frame.
AF System/ Points 49 AF points (maximum; dependent on selected image aspect ratio)
AF Working Range EV 2 to 18 (at 23°C & ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f2 STM)
AF Modes One Shot AF and Servo AF
AF Point Selection Automatic selection (Face detection and Tracking AF), 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 centre (approx. 10%)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2%)
(4) Centre-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).
Autexposure bracketing (AEB) 3 shots ±2 EV, 1/3-stop increments
ISO Sensitivity Auto 100 to 12800; Manual 100 to 12800 in 1/3-stop increments. ISO can be expanded to H: 25600. During movie shooting: Auto 100 to 6400 ; Manual 100 to 6400 in 1/3-stop increments
Type Hybrid single blade shutter (electronic first curtain and mechanical second curtain shutter)
Speeds 30 seconds to 1/4000 second (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 via customisable buttons
Type Tilt type 7.5cm (3-inch) sRGB Clear View II Touchscreen LCD (TFT), 3:2 aspect ratio, approx. Approx. 1040K 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) Live View image, no information; 3) Live View image, full info; 4) Live View image, basic info
Built-in flash Guide number 5 (ISO 100, metres)
Built-in flash coverage to 18mm focal length
Built-in flash recycle time approx. 3 seconds
Modes auto, manual flash on/off, slow synchro
Red-eye reduction with red-eye reduction lamp
Flash Exposure Compensation ±2EV in 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes, with compatible external flash
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
PC Terminal 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 (stills and movie), Creative Assist (stills and movie), Hybrid Auto, SNC (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 autoexposure, Movie manual exposure
Picture Styles Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Colour Space sRGB
• 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), Colour Tone (19 levels), Monochrome (Off, B&W, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, remote)
Continuous Shooting Maximum approx. 4.2fps for approx. 1000 JPEG images (Large/Fine, quality 8 resolution), 5 images RAW. (Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions, etc. Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the camera settings and light level.)
LIVE VIEW MODE
Coverage approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame rate 30fps
• 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 (14 bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes, RAW + various JPEG compressions possible
JPEG 3:2: L) 6000x4000; M) 34320x2880; S1) 2880x1920; S2) 12304x1536 (S3) 720x480
JPEG 4:3: L) 5328x4000; M) 3840x2880; S1) 2560x1920; S2) 2048x1536; S3) 640x480
JPEG 16:9: L) 6000x3376; M) 4320x2432; S1) 2880x1616; S2) 1920x1080; S3) 720x408
JPEG 1:1: L) 4000x4000; M) 2880x2880; S1) 1920x1920; S2) 1536x1536; S3) 480x480
RAW 3:2 6000x4000; RAW 4:3 5328x4000; RAW 16:9 6000x3376; RAW 1:1 4000x4000
Movie Type MP4. Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)
• Full HD – 1920x1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
• HD – 1280x720 (59.94, 50 fps)
• VGA – 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
Miniature effect – HD, VGA (6, 3, 1.5 fps)
Hybrid Auto – HD (30fps)
Movie Length Maximum duration 29min 59sec, maximum 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 Yes
Playback Zoom 1.5x to 10x enabled in 10 steps
Display Formats 1) Single image; 2) Single image with information (customisable with 6 levels); 3) Index display (6/12/42/110 images); 4) Jump Display
Playback time: 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/30 seconds
Transition effects: Off; Fade
Highlight Alert Yes
Erase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, all images
Protection: Selected images, Selected range, all images, unprotect all images
Menu Categories Shooting menu (x5); Playback menu (x4); Setup menu (x4); Custom Functions menu; My 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 (Min-B compatible)
• Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n). 2.4GHz only, with Dynamic NFC support
• HDMI output (Type-C/Mini compatible)
• External microphone (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
Type SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I compatible) card
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1
Macintosh OS X v10.8-10.9
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 8/ 8.1 / 7 SP1 only
Mac OS X 10.82 or later
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional
Other EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor, Image Transfer Utility
Batteries 1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E18
Battery Life Approx. 250 exposure (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%); approx. 185 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator 4 levels
Power Saving LCD monitor turns off after 10, 20 or 30 seconds or 1, 2, 3 minutes. Auto Power Off
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E17, Battery charger LC-E17
Body Materials Stainless steel, magnesium alloy, polycarbonate resin
Operating Environment 0 to 40°C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 110.9 x 68 x 44.4 mm
Weight (body only) approx. 366g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)
Viewfinder optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 (0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio; approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage
Case and strap 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 (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT). Off Camera Shoe Cord OCs-E3; Speedlite Bracket SB-E2
Remote Controller/Switch Remote Controller RC-6
Other Interface cable IFC-400PCU; HDMI Cable HTC-DC100
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated. Subject to change without notice.
Hybrid CMOS AF III
The EOS M3 features the all new Hybrid CMOS AF III, including 49 AF points, which provides wider coverage across the frame: 80% of the frame vertically and 70% horizontally. Offering focusing at a speed 6.1x faster than the original EOS M thanks to a combination of Canon’s DIGIC 6 and a new sensor composition, Hybrid CMOS AF III utilises phase detection pixels embedded in the CMOS sensor to quickly measure the distance to a subject, before the contrast detection AF fine-tunes the focus with extreme accuracy.
For shooting movies on the move, Dynamic IS utilises the processing power of DIGIC 6, combined with the optical IS unit in selected lenses, to provide steady footage, even when holding the camera in your hand or shooting on the go.
The inclusion of MF Peaking for the first time in an EOS is designed to make manual focusing when shooting movies even more efficient, offering pin sharp focus when shooting a shallow depth of field.
With Creative Assist the EOS M3 can be controlled with an easy-to-use touch-screen interface, and effects can be previewed in real time as you set up each shot. Directly from the screen users can adjust brightness, background blur, vividness of colour, contrast, warmth and filter effects, and save favourite combinations of these settings as recipes for instant recall when they are needed again.
As well as saving these combinations for future use, users can also trade with other photographers, swapping images shot in Creative Assist mode and borrowing creative photography ideas from each other. For aspiring shooters, Creative Assist will also teach users how their chosen settings translate into traditional camera settings – such as exposure compensation, aperture and white balance - helping beginners and novices to continually improve their photography skills.
• 24.2 megapixel APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor
• The quality of a digital SLR in a compact body
• DIGIC 6 processor
• Hybrid CMOS AF III
• 49-point AF system
• ISO range from 100 to 12800, expandable to 25600
• Scene Intelligent Auto shooting mode
• Interchangeable lenses (accepts full EF range using an adaptor)
• Create out-of-focus backgrounds for high impact
• Easy-to-use touch-screen
• Full HD video with pull focus effects
Pricing and availability
The EOS M3 will be available from April 2015 with a RSP of £599.99/€769.99.
CANON PRESS RELEASE
6 February 2015
The power of EOS, only smaller – the EOS M3
Canon today reveals the EOS M3 – a powerful Compact System Camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon’s unrivalled image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a compact body, the EOS M3 offers the ability to capture the world around you in exceptional detail. At the heart of the EOS M3 is Canon’s first 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, delivering premium quality stills and Full HD Movies. Combined with super-fast AF performance, thanks to a new Hybrid CMOS AF III and 49-point AF System, this camera gives you the freedom to capture the beauty of movement. As an advanced photographer you’ll find everything you need at your fingertips, with intuitive DSLR-like dials and control, as well as the flexibility to change your lens, all shrunk down into a compact, ergonomic body to take with you wherever you go.
Beauty and power in the palm of your hand
From city skylines and enchanting landscapes, to urban art and eye-catching portraits, the EOS M3 delivers clarity, rich colour and distinctive detail, with every image, using the 24.2 MP sensor. As light starts to fade and dusk descends, the EOS M3 excels, with the sensor’s vast 100-12,800 ISO range providing vivid, realistic and low-noise shots in even the most challenging of light situations.
Constructed for speed, whether you’re shooting an elusive animal on safari, or street performers on a city break, the subject of your shot will be in focus, with the EOS M3’s 49-point AF system and innovative new Hybrid CMOS AF III technology delivering lightning fast performance; focusing up to 6.1x faster than the original EOS M.
Putting you in control – iconic EOS design and controls
The EOS M3 incorporates the quintessential EOS design DNA and is instantly comfortable in the palm of your hand thanks to the fluid design grip. Direct access to a range of controls, including an exposure compensation dial, main control dial and customisable buttons, let you adjust the camera’s settings to suit your shooting style.
For complete framing versatility, the large 7.5cm (3.0”) LCD touchscreen tilts up 180 degrees and down 45 degrees, to help you shoot from all angles, while also making multi-touch gestures a finger tap away. The screen also gives you access to Canon’s intuitive touch menu system found on EOS DSLRs.
The EOS M3 is a camera to make your own, with customisable controls, a hot shoe for Canon’s Speedlite flashes and optional tilt-type electronic viewfinder. Compatibility with EF-M lenses, including a choice of pancake and zoom lenses, means you can shoot any situation. Plus, with Creative Assist, the EOS M3 can be controlled from the touch screen interface, and the effects previewed in real time as you shoot. Settings such as brightness, background blur, vividness of colour, contrast, warmth and filter effects can be altered, and combinations can be saved to be called upon again when you need them, helping you shoot like a pro every time.
Movies worth remembering
Budding movie makers can shoot precious moments in Full HD quality, with a choice of 24p, 25p and 30p frame rates, and MP4, for easy sharing. You can be sure that your favourite people and places will always be in focus, with advanced Hybrid CMOS AF III providing continuous AF. For more experienced shooters, Touch AF gives you the flexibility to select AF points on the LCD even with moving subjects, and create professional-looking pull focus effects. For full control, Manual Movie puts you in the director’s seat, with complete aperture, shutter and ISO control, for stunningly creative results.
Power to control and share
With the power to capture beautiful stills, comes the flexibility to remotely control the camera and transfer images, using integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. Ideal for shooting in unusual situations and positions for unique perspectives, remote shooting via the new Camera Connect app lets you control the camera’s key functions. Dynamic NFC enables single touch image transfers to smart devices while the auto-sync functionality means you can upload all your images to Canon’s cloud storage service, irista, for instant back-up and peace of mind.
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