EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera with Lens

An EOS Camera in A New Light
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.

Manufacturer Part Number
9772B011
EAN/UPC
0013803270884,013803270884
Full Product Specifications

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Specifications

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

Type
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

  • 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 System

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

Viewfinder Information

Attachment
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

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
(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.

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

  • Program AE (shiftable)
  • Shutter-priority AE
  • Aperture-priority AE
  • Manual exposure (including bulb)
  • Custom

Basic Zone
  • Scene Intelligent Auto (Program AE, non-shiftable)
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Creative Assist
  • SCN
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Food
  • Creative Filters
  • High Dynamic Range
  • Fish-eye Effect
  • Art Bold Effect
  • Water Painting Effect
  • Miniature Effect
  • Toy Camera Effect
  • Soft Focus
  • Grainy B/W
  • Movie Shooting Mode
  • Movie Auto Exposure
  • Movie Manual Exposure

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

Type
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  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

Type
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:

  • Flash firing
  • E-TTL II metering
  • Red-eye reduction
  • External flash function settings
  • Flash mode
  • Wireless functions
    * Wireless flash shooting is possible with radio transmission
  • Zoom
  • Shutter synchronization
  • Number of flashes
  • Flash frequency
  • Flash exposure compensation
  • Flash output level
  • FEB
  • Flash custom function settings
  • Clear settings

PC Terminal
Not provided

Live View Functions

Shooting Modes
Still photo and video recording

Focusing
(1) AF (Auto)
(2) MF
(3) AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot AF: when shooting still images during movie recording)

Metering Modes
(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)

Grid Display
Provided

Exposure Simulation
Provided

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)

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

Focusing
(1) AF (Auto)
(2) MF
(3) AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot AF: when shooting still images during movie recording)

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

Type
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)

Playback

Display Format
(1) Single-image display

Single-image display, Basic information display, Detailed information display 1, Detailed information display 2 (Lens info, RGB histogram display), Detailed information display 3 (Picture style info), Detailed information display 4 (Noise reduction info), Detailed information display 5 (various correction data info)

* Switch display by pressing the INFO. button.
* Configure whether to display Basic information display and Detailed information displays 1-5 in [Playback information display] in the playback menu. (Some shooting modes have limitations on the info that is displayed. Settings info is displayed for images shot in Creative Assist.)

(2) Index display

6-image, 12-image, 42-image, and 110-image index display

(3) Jump images (image jump by using the front dial)

By 10 images / by 100 images / by date / by rating

Highlight Alert
On detailed information displays 1-5. Highlight areas with no image data will blink.

Histogram
Brightness / RGB

Quick Control Function

Items
When you press the Quick Control function button under the following conditions, you can set the functions below:

(1) During still photo shooting:

Shutter speed (C, M, Tv only), aperture value (C, M, Av only), ISO speed, AEB, flash exposure compensation, flash firing, Picture Style, white balance, WB Correction, Auto Lightning Optimizer, Custom Controls, metering mode, Drive Mode, self-timer/remote control, movie rec. size, image quality

* For Custom mode, functions available for configuration depend on the registered shooting mode.

(2) During movie shooting:

Movie Mode, shutter speed**, aperture value**, ISO speed**, sound recording, Picture Style, white balance, WB Correction, Auto Lightning Optimizer, Custom Controls, Wind Filter, attenuator, self-timer/remote control, movie rec. size, image quality

** Available only in Movie Manual Exposure mode.

Image Protection and Erase

Protection
Select / Select Range / Protect All Images* / Unprotect All Images*
* Changes to [Protect/Unprotect All Images in Search] when filtering images.

Erase
1 image (Erase button)
Select / Select Range / Select All Images*
* Changes to [Select All Images in Search] when filtering images.

Direct Printing

Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers

Printable Images
JPEG images complying with the Design rule for Camera File system
* RAW images are printable (display JPEG images are printed, but only RAW images shot with EC374)
* Movie printing is possible.

DPOF: Digital Print Order Format

DPOF
DPOF print ordering provided (Complies to DPOF Version 1.1)

Direct Image Transfer

Compatible Images
Not provided

Customization

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

Interface

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

Power Source

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
On/Off
(2) Display Off (only functions in Shooting mode)
10/20/30 sec., 1/2/3 min.
(3) Eco Mode (effective only in shooting mode)
On/Off

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  testing standards).
* The time varies slightly depending on the attached lens.

Dimensions and Weight

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  guidelines.

Weight
Approx. 12.9 oz. / 366g (Complies with  guidelines (Body + battery pack + SD card))
Approx. 11.3 oz./ 319g (Body only)

Operating Environment

Working Humidity Range
32-104°F/0-40°C
* Not equipped with temperature warning function

Working Conditions

Working Temperature Range
85% or less