Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera Review

With the EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera, you can capture high-resolution photos and full HD 1080p video in a small, portable package. The M3 is equipped with a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 6 Image Processor, with an ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 12800, which can be expanded to a maximum of 25600 when necessary. A simple tap on the screen of the 3.0″ 1,040k-dot touchscreen LCD lets you focus and snap an image with a single tap. In addition to having a ClearView II covering, the touchscreen can be tilted up 180 degrees and down 45 degrees, making it simple to compose and photograph selfies, as well as low-angle images.

The M3 is equipped with a sophisticated Hybrid CMOS AF III autofocus technology that can focus up to 6.1x quicker than the EOS M, thanks in part to the 49 phase-detect points that cover 80 percent of the vertical frame and 70 percent of the horizontal frame on the camera’s rear LCD. Using creative assist, you may get a live preview of camera modifications while making them, and then save and share your preferred settings. Additional manual controls are provided via a front dial and an exposure compensation dial, which allow for complete control over the camera’s settings. Because of the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connection, emailing and sharing your photos is a simple operation.

Sensors and image processors are two different things.

When combined with an advanced DIGIC 6 image processor, the camera’s high-resolution 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor yields lightning-fast autofocus, outstanding picture quality, and crisp detail in both stills and video capture.

Movies in Full High Definition (1080p)

When connecting an external microphone with a 3.5mm input connection, you can shoot full HD 1080p videos at 24, 25, or 30 frames per second with stereo audio in full HD. This mode provides complete control over video recording by allowing you to alter the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings.

Sensitivity of the ISO

The ISO sensitivity spans from 100 to 12800 on the M3, with the possibility of increasing it to 25600 for quicker shutter speeds and better details in low light.

CMOS AF III with Hybrid CMOS

The use of both Contrast AF and Phase Detect AF in conjunction with one another improves accuracy and auto-focus speed in both picture and video.

Manual Focus is a term used to describe a method of focusing on something manually.

Focusing manually allows you to magnify any spot on the LCD screen by five or ten times and then confirm your focal point using the on-screen focus peaking while still in manual mode.

Tilting LCD with a touch panel and 1,040k dots at 3.0″

The Clear View II LCD monitor’s 3.0″ screen lowers glare to a bare minimum and makes it simple to read pictures even in strong sunlight. While the 1,040k-dot resolution is perfect for video playing and concentrating, it is also fingerprint resistant thanks to a smudge-resistant coating on the LCD. The touchscreen may be used to manage a variety of camera functions, including autofocus (touch AF), which allows you to focus the camera on a specific area of the image by touching the LCD screen. With a five-level brightness adjustment, a viewing angle of 170°, and a 3:2 aspect ratio, the LCD is a good choice for most people.

Noise Reduction is a term used to refer to the reduction of background noise.

Fine detail in photographs taken at high ISO rates is preserved thanks to Multi-Shot Noise Reduction. When the MSNR feature is enabled, the camera takes four sequential photos of the same image, which are then combined and aligned to reduce noise and blur.

Continuous shooting and burst rate are two different types of shooting.

The M3 has a maximum frame rate of 4.2 frames per second and can capture up to 1,000 JPEG photos or 5 RAW images per second.

Advanced Imaging Capabilities

The M3 is equipped with shooting modes that enable photographers to make use of digital improvements in order to increase the quality of their photographs. When used for stills or video, Situation Intelligent Auto mode optimizes all of the camera’s auto functions to deliver the best settings possible depending on the camera’s interpretation of the scene. As an added bonus, the EOS-M features eight Creative Filters to help you enhance your images: HDR, Fish-Eye Optical Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Miniature Effect (both stills and movie), Toy Camera Optical Effect, Soft Focus, and Grainy B/W.

A hot shoe as well as a built-in flash

The built-in pop-up flash has a guide number of 16.4′ (5m) at ISO 100 and can illuminate a scene with a focal length of up to 18mm. Sync speeds of up to 1/200 sec may be achieved using the flash, which has a recycle duration of 3 seconds. A hot-shoe with E-TTL II compatibility allows you to attach an external flash or trigger to the camera without having to change lenses.

Feature for removing dust

A self-cleaning sensor cleans the low-pass filter of any dust that has accumulated there. When the camera is turned on or off, it automatically executes this command.