Canon EOS M3 Review – A Pocket-Sized Rebel



Even though Canon is perhaps primarily known for manufacturing really great DSLR cameras, there are not many who know that the company also makes and sells mirrorless cameras like the Canon EOS M3. This particular mirrorless unit is very much like the Rebel T6s, but the features are stuffed in a more compact architecture. The body even resembles the firm’s compact camera product line.

Canon EOS M3 Review - A Pocket-Sized Rebel

The Canon EOS M3 Makes Use of a More Compact Design Than the Rebel T6s

The Canon EOS M3 makes use of the same Hybrid CMOS AF III 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor found in the Rebel T6s. That’s not all, it also makes use of the same Digic 6 Processor, Wi-Fi, NFC, and touch capacitive LCD screen like that of the Rebel T6s as well. However, unlike the Rebel T6s, and many of the EOS DSLRs in general, EOS M bodies, like this one, use the EF-M mount for its lens. However, EF lenses can still be used when you purchase the optional adapter.

Although quite similar to its sibling, which is the M10, the features that differentiate the two is that the EOS M3 provides one more control dial. Also, it has another dial for exposure compensation, along with a hot shoe, more superior build quality, and an LCD screen that can tilt at a downward angle. What do all of these features mean? These suggest that Canon has a more committed photography audience in mind while developing this particular model. In other words, more experienced photographers might be the ones that get to enjoy this mirrorless camera more as compared to those who are looking for an entry-level model.

But what about its image performance? When it comes to shooting in JPEG format, there are a lot of well-rendered detail to go around. Furthermore, the color accuracy seems to be well-balanced. However, there is a slight tinge of magenta going on. Moving forward, when you’re shooting in RAW format, it even presents an even better level of detail, especially when you’re capturing photos at lower ISOs. Video quality will grant you Full HD videos at 30p, 25p, and 24p. However, should you wish to do 60p, you will be forced to drop the resolution down to 1280 x 720 pixels.

So what does this all make for the Canon EOS M3? Even though there are a lot of mirrorless cameras out there that deliver a lot of noise in photos, Canon has placed this unit to be an excellent unit. It competes with the likes of the Fujifilm X-A2, the Sony a6000, and even the Olympus E-M10 Mark II.


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