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.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Canon EOS M3

Image Quality:90%


  • Excellent design and user interface; Pleasing image quality; Huge improvement on predecessor


  • Focusing speed and continuous shooting still behind competition; Lacking built-in viewfinder; Poor kits lens


Canon EOS M3 Review


Price as reviewed:

£599.00 (with EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom)

Canon EOS M3 Review – Verdict

Canon EOS M3 product shot 10

There’s no denying that the EOS M3 is a huge improvement on the original EOS M1. To begin with it’s compact and impressively well made, with a control layout that makes it a pleasure to use.

There are also improvements in terms of general operation. The camera’s autofocus speed is a huge improvement on its predecessor, although it does still lag some way behind notable competitors.

Image quality is also improved, with the new sensor delivering some impressive results including a huge amount of detail and low noise at lower ISO settings.

There are areas in which the new camera is still lacking, however. Notably, the relatively slow burst mode and small buffer make the M3 feel a bit dated, while the kit lens also feels in need of an update already.

So, although the M3 is a huge improvement on its predecessor it’s up against some serious competition and it’s difficult to claim that it outperforms its closest challengers.

  1. 1. Canon EOS M3 Review - Features
  2. 2. Canon EOS M3 Review - Design
  3. 3. Canon EOS M3 Review - Performance
  4. 4. Canon EOS M3 Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Canon EOS M3 Review - Verdict
  6. 6. Canon EOS M3 Review - Hands-on First Look
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