• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.5 megapixels
  • 7.30mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS M3
  • Ricoh Theta V
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Predecessor: Canon EOS M
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Successor: Canon EOS M6
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General
Model Number: EOS M3 Theta V
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Other
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $799.99 $429.95
Street Price: $429.00 $362.98
Date Available: 2015-10-01 2017-08-31
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 12.9 oz (366 g)
includes batteries
4.3 oz (121 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.7 in.
(111 x 68 x 44 mm)
1.8 x 5.1 x 0.9 in.
(45 x 131 x 23 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon  
Effective Megapixels: 24.2 14.5
Sensor Format: APS-C 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.72 microns  
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
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)
5376 x 2688 (14.5 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+L/F JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.2 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
3840x2160 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p)
Movie File Format: MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)] MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, H.265; Audio: Monaural AAC-LC, Spatial: Linear PCM); Live Streaming: (Image: H264, Audio: Monaural (AAC-LC))
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF-M n/a
Lens: Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Dual lenses; 7 elements in 6 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88mm 7.3mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 1.3mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.10x 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture f/2.0 (fixed)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:    
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes No
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 n/a
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes n/a
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / 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 No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes No
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 0.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots  
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100 64
ISO Settings: Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 in 1/3EV steps, expandable to H=25600 Auto, 64-3200 (up to ISO 6400 for video)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Twilight and Sunset, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Auto, Outdoors, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent lamp 1, Incandescent lamp 2, Daylight color fluorescent lamp, Natural white fluorescent lamp, White fluorescent lamp, Light bulb color fluorescent lamp, Color temperature (2500K-10000K)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/25000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative metering (384 zones), partial metering (center: approx. 10%), spot metering (center: approx. 2.%), center-weighted average metering Multi-segment
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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) Stills: Auto, ISO Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual; Movies: Auto
Self Timer: 10, 2 seconds 5, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/off, Slow Synchro; FE Lock, Red-eye Reduction n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: GN=5 (m, ISO 100); range depends on lens aperture n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/200  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I  
Other Memory: UHS-I compliant  
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
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)] MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, H.265; Audio: Monaural AAC-LC, Spatial: Linear PCM); Live Streaming: (Image: H264, Audio: Monaural (AAC-LC))
Included Memory: No memory included 19,000.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wi-Fi or optional RC-6 wireless remote Via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or CA-3 USB cable switch
Connections (extended): Mini (Type C) HDMI, 3.5mm External Stereo Mic Jack Micro USB 2.0, External Microphone 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 300 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:   80 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Built-in
Usable Battery Types: LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeble Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeble Built-in lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
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.