• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 30.0 megapixels
  • 8.20mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon EOS M3 advantages over Nikon 360

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.72 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 60 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon 360 advantages over Canon EOS M3

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    198g vs 366g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    30.0 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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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
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Nikon 360
Sony A6000
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Canon EOS M3
Samsung NX3000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon 360
Samsung NX3000
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus TG-4

Canon EOS M3
Olympus TG-4
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon 360
Olympus TG-4
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • NFC
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon G9X Mark II

Canon EOS M3
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon 360
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm X-E3

Canon EOS M3
Fujifilm X-E3
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Nikon 360
Fujifilm X-E3
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
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