Canon EOS M3 Digital Camera Black Body Only (Without EF Adapter)

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Powerful yet portable. Creative and convenient. The EOS M3 delivers the performance of a DSLR and the portability of a compact camera. Enjoy great photography wherever you are.

24.2 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor

Powerful DIGIC processing

Fast and smooth focus in stills and movies

Easy image adjustments in real time

Large, tilt touchscreen for clear viewing

Stunning 1080p movies at 24, 25 and 30 fps

Share and backup images wirelessly

Control the camera with a smartphone

Auto mode with scene detection

Fast continuous shooting at 4.2 shots per second

Superb low light shooting

Compatible with the widest range of lenses




22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 24.2 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 24.7 megapixels

Aspect Ratio


Low-Pass Filter


Sensor Cleaning

EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour





Lens Mount

EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)

Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Image Stabilisation

Enable/Disable Image Stabilizer on compatible lensDynamic IS available with compatible lenses



Hybrid CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor [14]

AF System/ Points

49 AF points (Maximum) [15]

AF working range

EV 2-18 (at 23°C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)

AF Modes

One-Shot AF and Servo AF

AF Point Selection

Automatic selection (Face+Tracking), Manual selection (1-point AF)

Selected AF point display

Indicated on LCD monitor

AF Lock

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or customisable AE Lock Button

AF Assist Beam

via LED assist beam

Manual Focus

Dedicated MF button (toggle AF/MF). Select on camera menu AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot).MF Peaking available


Metering modes

Real-time metering from the image sensor(1) Evaluative metering (384 zones)(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 10%)(3) Spot metering (approx. 2%)(4) Center weighted average metering

Metering Range

EV 1-20 (at 23°C, ISO 100)

AE Lock

Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.Manual: By AE Lock Button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation

+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).


3 shots, +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments

ISO Sensitivity (8)

AUTO(100-12800), 100-12800 in 1/3 stop incrementsISO can be expanded to H: 25600During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop increments)



Hybrid Single Blade Shutter (Electronic first curtain and mechanical second curtain shutter)


30-1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)



Auto white balance with the imaging sensor


AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, WhiteFluorescent light, Flash, Custom.White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber +/-92. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

Custom White Balance

Yes, 1 setting can be registered



Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1

Depth of field preview

Yes, via customisable buttons



Tilt type 7.5 cm (3.0”) sRGB ClearView II Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. In-cell capacitive type


Approx. 100%

Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)

Approx. 170°

Brightness Adjustment

Adjustable to one of five levels

Display Options

Switchable via INFO. Button(1) Quick Control Screen(2) Liveview image no information(3) Liveview image full info(4) Liveview image basic info


Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)


Built-in Flash Coverage

up to 18mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 29mm)

Built-in Flash recycle time

Approx. 3 seconds


Auto, Manual Flash On/off, Slow Synchro

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes - with red eye reduction lamp



Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2EV in 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing

Yes, with compatible external flash

Flash Exposure Lock


Second Curtain Synchronisation


HotShoe/ PC terminal

Yes/ No

External Flash Compatibility

E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support

External Flash Control

Via camera menu screen



Scene Intelligent Auto mode (Stills and Movie), Creative Assist (Stills and Movie). Hybrid Auto, 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), Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom)Movie modes: Movie auto exposure, Movie manual exposure

Picture Styles

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space


Image Processing

Highlight Tone PriorityAuto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)Long exposure noise reductionHigh ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot NR)Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination and chromatic aberrationCreative Assist:Background Blur (5 settings)Brightness (19 levels)Contrast (9 levels)Saturation (9 levels)Color Tone (19 levels)Monochrome (Off/ BW/ S (Sepia)/ B (Blue)/ P (Purple)/ G (Green))

Drive modes

Single, Continuous Self timer (2s, 10s, remote)

Continuous Shooting

Max. Approx. 4.2fps for approx. 1000 JPEG images, 5 images RAW [1][16]



Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Frame Rate

30 fps


Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen plus MF Peaking)Autofocus: Hybrid CMOS AF III (Face + Tracking, 1-point AF)

Display Options

Grid overlay (x2), Histogram, Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratios


Still Image Type

JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording

Yes, RAW + various JPEG compression possible

Image Size

RAW: (3:2) 6000 x 4000, (4:3) 5328 x 4000, (16:9) 6000 x 3376, (1:1) 4000 x 4000 JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 4320 x 2880, (S1) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 2304 x 1536, (S3) 720x480JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3840 x 2880, (S1) 2560 x 1920, (S2) 2048 x 1536, (S3) 640x480JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3376, (M) 4320 x 2432, (S1) 2880 x 1616 (S2) 1920 x 1080, (S3) 720 x 408JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2880 x 2880, (S1) 1920 x 1920, (S2) 1536 x 1536, (S3) 480x480

Movie Type

MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

Movie Size

Full HD - 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) HD - 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)VGA - 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)

Miniature Effect - HD, VGA - (6, 3, 1.5 fps)Hybrid Auto - HD - (30 fps)

Movie Length

Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB


New folders can be automatically created monthly or daily

File Numbering

(1) Consecutive numbering(2) Auto reset


Custom Functions

6 Custom Functions with 17 settings including 7 customisable buttons/controls

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (can be set in camera)Image rating (0-5 stars)

Intelligent Orientation Sensor


Playback zoom

1.5x - 10x enabled in 10 steps

Display Formats

(1) Single image with information (Customisable with 6 levels) (2) Single image (3) Index display (6/12/42/110 images)(4) Jump Display

Slide Show

Playback time: 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/30 secondsRepeat: On/OffTransition Effects: Off, Fade


Brightness: Yes RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert


Image Erase/Protection

Erase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, All images Protection: Selected images, Selected range, All images. Unprotect all images

Menu Categories

(1) Shooting menu (x5)(2) Playback menu (x4)(3) Setup menu (x4)(4) Custom Functions menu(5) My Menu


Menu Languages

25 LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Firmware Update

Update possible by the user.



Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)


Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support [17]HDMI output (Type-C/Mini compatible)External microphone (3.5mm stereo mini jack)


Canon Printers

Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge


Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)



SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible


PC & Macintosh

Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 onlyMac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9


Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional


Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility



1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17

Battery life

Approx. 250 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) [5]Approx. 185 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

Battery Indicator

4 levels

Power saving

LCD monitor turns off after 10, 20, 30 sec or 1, 2, 3 mins.Auto Power Off ECO mode

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-E17, Battery charger LC-E17


Body Materials

Stainless steel, magnesium alloy, polycarbonate resin

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4 mm

Weight (body only)

Approx. 366g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)



Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1(0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage

Cases / Straps

Body Jacket EH27-CJNeck Strap EM-E2


EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)


Canon Speedlites (including 90EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2

Remote Controller/ Switch

Remote Controller RC-6


Interface cable IFC-400PCUHDMI Cable HTC-DC100

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

[1] Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution

[5] Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated

[8] Recommended Exposure Index

[14] Hybrid CMOS AF III covers an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 70% Horizontal of the frame

[15] Maximum number of AF frame is dependent on selected image aspect ratio

[16] Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on camera settings, type of lens used, battery charge and light level. Shooting stops automatically with the 1000th frame

[17] Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions


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