• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon EOS M3 advantages over Canon EOS M50

  • Less expensive
    $549 vs $699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    88 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 58 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 36 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon EOS M50 advantages over Canon EOS M3

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Fast startup
    ~1.60 vs 2.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    4 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    10 vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • DSLR image quality & resolution in a mirrorless body; Higher-res 24MP APS-C sensor; Much improved AF performance; Better ergonomics with full PASM dial; Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC; Tilting LCD.

  • No built-in EVF; Limited native lens selection; Slow burst mode; Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; No 60p video frame rate or 4K video option.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A6000

Canon EOS M3
Sony A6000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M50
Sony A6000
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Canon EOS M3
Samsung NX3000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS M50
Samsung NX3000
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A5100

Canon EOS M3
Sony A5100
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • External Mic Jack
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M50
Sony A5100
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M3
Canon EOS M5
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M5
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Canon EOS M3
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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