Canon will introduce a new model to its EOS M range of compact system cameras, the EOS M3.


The new Canon EOS M3, shown with the monitor flipped up and the EF-M 18-55mm kit lens fitted. (Source: Canon.)

Created to provide a compact secondary camera for photographers who require high resolution and imaging performance, the EOS M3 provides DSLR-levels of control in a compact body.

The new camera features a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with embedded phase-detection pixels to enable Hybrid CMOS AF III capability. The 49-point AF System provides a working range of EV 2-18 with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens. The advanced DIGIC 6 image processor supports an ISO   range from 100 to 12,800 and provides low-noise shots in challenging lighting. Continuous shooting is supported at up to 4.2 frames/second for approximately 1000 JPEGs or five raw files.


 Rear view of the EOS M3 with the monitor in its normal position. (Source: Canon.)


 Top view of the EOS M3 with no lens fitted. (Source: Canon.)

The tilting 3-inch touch screen monitor makes it easy to shoot from different angles and also take self-portraits.

The EOS M3 also has a comfortable grip that allows easy access to key controls, including the exposure compensation dial, main control dial and customisable M-function button. Additional manual control, including raw image capture, is provided via dual customisable lens control rings.

A built-in pop-up flash (GN 5) is included, along with a hot shoe for Canon’s Speedlite flashes and optional tilt-type electronic viewfinder.

Full HD movie recording is supported with a choice of 24p, 25p and 30p frame rates and using the MP4 format for easy sharing. Manual Movie mode allows complete aperture, shutter and ISO control.

Integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity give users the flexibility to remotely control the camera and share images. Canon’s new Camera Connect app lets you control the camera’s key functions, while Dynamic NFC enables single-touch image transfers to smart devices while the auto-sync functionality means you can upload all your images to Canon’s online photo storage service, irista, for instant back-up

The new EOS M3 will be available from April 2015 in black and white. Body-only, single-lens and twin-lens kits will be offered. Prices will be set at dealers’ discretion. Details can be found at