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Model Name: Canon EOS M3 
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Predecessor: Canon EOS M
EOS M vs EOS M3
Successor: Canon EOS M6
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General
Model Number: EOS M3
Alternate Model Number(s):  
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $799.99
Street Price: $429.00
Date Available: 2015-10-01
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 12.9 oz (366 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.7 in.
(111 x 68 x 44 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon
Effective Megapixels: 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.72 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 72
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.8
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,169
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4320 x 2880 (12.4 MP, 3:2),
2880 x 1920 (5.5 MP, 3:2),
2304 x 1536 (3.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
5328 x 4000 (21.3 MP, 4:3),
3840 x 2880 (11.1 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
2880 x 1616 (4.7 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
720 x 408 (0.3 MP, Other),
4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1),
2880 x 2880 (8.3 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+L/F JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format: MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF-M
Lens: Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.10x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid CMOS AF III PDAF/CDAF on image sensor: FlexiZone - Multi (49 zones, AF at the touched Zone), Single; Face Detection + Tracking AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1: (0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 in 1/3EV steps, expandable to H=25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Twilight and Sunset, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative metering (384 zones), partial metering (center: approx. 10%), spot metering (center: approx. 2.%), center-weighted average metering
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Assist (Background Blur, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Color Tone, Monochrome (Off/ BW/ S (Sepia)/ B (Blue)/ P (Purple) /G (Green)), 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)
Self Timer: 10, 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/off, Slow Synchro; FE Lock, Red-eye Reduction
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=5 (m, ISO 100); range depends on lens aperture
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I
Other Memory: UHS-I compliant
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+L/F JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
NFC: Yes
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Wi-Fi or optional RC-6 wireless remote
Connections (extended): Mini (Type C) HDMI, 3.5mm External Stereo Mic Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.11
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.38
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 4
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 4
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.13 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.112 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.59 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.056 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.6 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.5 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 250 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):  
Battery Life, Video:  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: EOS Digital Solutions Disc (Digital Photo Professional, Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility )
OS Compatibility: Windows 7/8/8.1, Mac OS X 10.8+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Comes in black or white.


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