Canon EOS M3 Specifications

SpecificationsCanon EOS M3
 
Year Introduced2015
Megapixels24.2
Total Pixels24.7
Sensor Size22.3 x 14.9mm
Pixel Dimensions6000 x 4000
Pixel Size3.72µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/6.0
Sensor StabilizationN
Lens MountEF-M (EF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
FOVCF1.6x
Image ProcessorDIGIC 6
 
Autofocus  
TypeHybrid CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor.
Points49 AF points (Maximum)
Working RangeEV 2-18 (at 23°C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)
ModesOne-Shot AF and Servo AF
Point SelectionAutomatic selection (Face+Tracking), Manual selection (1-point AF)
MicroadjustmentNo
 
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesReal-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 RangeEV 1 – 20 (at 23°C, ISO 100)
Exposure Comp+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB3 shots, +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments
ISO SensitivityAuto(100-12800), 100-12800 in 1/3 stop increments
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop increments)
Shutter Speed30-1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WB SettingsAWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom WBYes, 1 setting can be registered
 
Viewfinder  
TypeOptional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
CoverageApprox.
MagnificationApprox.
EyepointApprox.
Information
DOF PreviewYes, via customizable buttons
Eyepiece Shutter
 
LCD  
TypeTilt 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
Coating
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of five levels
Display OptionsSwitchable via INFO. Button
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Liveview image no information
(3) Liveview image full info
(4) Liveview image basic info
 
Flash  
Built-in GN5 (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in Coverageup to 18mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 29mm)
Built-in Recycle TimeApprox. 3 seconds
ModesAuto, Manual Flash On/off, Slow Synchro
X-Sync1/200sec
Exposure Compensation+/- 2EV in 1/3 increments
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / No
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia camera menu
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesScene 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 StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot NR)
Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration
Creative 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 ModesSingle, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, remote)
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 4.2fps for approx. 1000 JPEG images, 5 images RAW
Shutter Lag
Viewfinder BlackoutN/A
 
Live View  
FrameRate30 fps
FocusingManual 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)
Metering
Display OptionsGrid overlay (x2), Histogram, Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratios
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG: 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
Image SizeRAW: (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) 720x480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3840 x 2880, (S1) 2560 x 1920, (S2) 2048 x 1536, (S3) 640x480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3376, (M) 4320 x 2432, (S1) 2880 x 1616 (S2) 1920 x 1080, (S3) 720 x 408
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2880 x 2880, (S1) 1920 x 1920, (S2) 1536 x 1536, (S3) 480x480
Movie TypeMP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
Movie SizeFull 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 LengthMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB
 
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi and NFC
GPS
Custom Functions6 Custom Functions with 17 settings including 7 customisable buttons/controls
LCD Panel / IlluminationNo / No
Water & Dust Resistance
Sound MemoNo
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)
Other InterfaceWireless 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)
 
Memory  
Memory TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17
Battery LifeApprox. 250 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 185 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-E17, Battery charger LC-E17
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsStainless steel, magnesium alloy, polycarbonate resin
Shutter Durability Rating
Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches4.37 x 2.68 x 1.75" (110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4 mm)
CIPA Weight12.9 oz (366g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderOptional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
(0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage
Wireless File Transmitter
Compatible LensesEF-M (EF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
Battery Grip
RemoteRemote Controller RC-6
OtherInterface cable IFC-400PCU
HDMI Cable HTC-DC100
 
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