Canon EOS M3 Review - The EOS M3 represents Canon’s first real step in to the enthusiast CSC market, and looks set to shake it up. See how it gets on in our full Canon EOS M3 Review.
Canon EOS M3 Review
The EOS M3, however, marks a new direction for the series. The CSC is aimed very clearly towards the enthusiast photographer and, with an impressive specification and all-new design, could well announce Canon on the scene.
Canon EOS M3 Review – Features
The M3 is built around a sensor found in both the Canon EOS 750D and 760D DSLRs, namely the all-new 24.2MP APS-C sized CMOS chip. Although this sensor is certainly welcome in a CSC, it is unfortunately lacking in the dual-pixel focus technology found in some more advanced Canon DSLRs.
Instead, the M3 features a 49-point hybrid AF system complete with on-sensor phase-detect pixels, and as such it should improve on the AF performance of its predecessor.
The sensor boasts a sensitivity range of ISO 100-12,800, expandable to ISO 25,600, while the on-board processor supports continuous shooting of up to 4.2fps.
While some CSCs are now offering Ultra-HD 4K video capture, the M3 makes do with conventional full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel recording at 30, 25 or 24fps. It does offer built-in stereo mics however, as well as a 3.5mm jack.
Elsewhere, the M3 features a 3in, 1,040k-dot touchscreen on its rear which is hinged – as opposed to completely vari-angle – while unfortunately the M3 also ships without an EVF, although you can purchase one as an added extra at a later date.
Finally, as you might expect for a new CSC the M3 features both Wi-fi and NFC connectivity for use with a smartphone or tablet, while it also features an IR receiver for tradition remote control.