• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
  • Canon EOS M3
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Predecessor:   Canon EOS M
EOS M vs EOS M3
Successor: Olympus E-M1 II
E-M1 vs E-M1 II
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General
Model Number: E-M1 EOS M3
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $1300.00 $799.99
Street Price: $999.00 $429.00
Date Available: 2013-10-15 2015-10-01
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 17.5 oz (497 g)
includes batteries
12.9 oz (366 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 3.7 x 2.5 in.
(130 x 94 x 63 mm)
4.4 x 2.7 x 1.7 in.
(111 x 68 x 44 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Canon
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 24.2
Sensor Format: 4/3 APS-C
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.75 microns 3.72 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 73 72
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.0 22.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.7 11.8
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 757 1,169
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 980 (1.3 MP, Other),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
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, MPO, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG JPEG, .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+L/F JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 9.9 4.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p (24Mbps/​16Mbps))
1280x720 (30p (12Mbps/​8Mbps))
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds Canon EF-M
Lens: n/a 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 No
Normal Focus Range:   25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:    
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: High-speed Dual AF: 37-point On-Chip Phase Detection AF or 81-point Contrast Detection AF with Group Target, Small Target and Super Spot AF modes 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 Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF; 2.36M-dot LCD, 1.48x magnification, 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1: (0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,360,000 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.74x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.48x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,037,000 dots 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 200 100
ISO Settings: AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 in 1/3EV steps, expandable to H=25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom WB, One-touch WB Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Twilight and Sunset, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/16000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control Evaluative metering (384 zones), partial metering (center: approx. 10%), spot metering (center: approx. 2.%), center-weighted average metering
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene select AE (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D with 3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still only.), Art Filter, Underwater wide / macro 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: 2, 10 seconds 10, 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1 (FULL) - 1/64) Auto, Manual Flash On/off, Slow Synchro; FE Lock, Red-eye Reduction
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft. 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled FL-LM2 flash has GN of 7m/ISO 100 GN=5 (m, ISO 100); range depends on lens aperture
Max Flash Sync: 1/320 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:   UHS-I compliant
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+L/F JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
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,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi or optional Remote Cable RM-UC1 Wi-Fi or optional RC-6 wireless remote
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB connector, Accessory Port 2, 3.5mm stereo mini jack 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): 0.47 1.11
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.47  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.54 1.38
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 9.9 4.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 50 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.9 4.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 50 4
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.9 4.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 34 4
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.14 seconds 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): 0.068 seconds 0.112 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.27 seconds 0.59 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.047 seconds 0.056 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.138s  
Startup Time: 0.8 seconds 2.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.4 seconds 1.6 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.9 seconds 3.5 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 350 shots 250 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLN-1 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLN-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Olympus Viewer 3 CD-ROM 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.