Canon's EOS M3 Digital Camera is made for enthusiast photographers

A high-quality interchangeable-lens camera doesn’t have to be accompanied by a high price — not if Canon’s EOS M3 Digital Camera is the camera in question. The latest addition to the EOS family, the compact, mirrorless M3 boasts a high-resolution 24.2MP CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 advanced image processor and a 49-point autofocus system for shooting stills and Full HD videos. The camera’s interface is similar to that of current EOS DSLR and mirrorless cameras, with the 3-inch tilting color LCD screen designed for quick focusing, shooting, menu navigation, and image previewing.

There is a wealth of features that both enthusiasts and advanced amateurs will find attractive, such as an ISO range of 100 to 12,800 (expandable to 25,600 in H mode) and built-in WiFi and NFC for photo sharing and wireless remote control.

The M3 has interchangeable lens capabilities through compatibility with Canon EF-M lenses along with many Canon EF and EF-S lens, when used with an optional Mount Adapter. Other accessories to be used with the camera include the EX-series Speedlite flash units, the Speedlite Transmitter (T-E3-RT) and an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF-DC1).

Availability is set for early October. Retail price is estimated to be $679.99, with a EOS M3 EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens kit (in black or white) estimated at retailing for $799.99. There will also be a two lens kit, adding the EF-M 55-200mm IS STM lens to the 18-55mm and camera. Estimated retail for the two lens kit is $1,049.

Also to be available in October are the following three Canon lenses: the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM wide-angle zoom lens with an estimated retail of $399.99, the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM compact prime lens in silver — estimated retail $249.99 — and the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM telephoto zoom lens going for $349.99.

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Marshal Rosenthal
Marshal Rosenthal is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and journalist specializing in technology, consumer electronics and pop culture. Past accomplishments include editing of home theater and video gaming publications domestic and international, operating a NY photographic studio specializing in children/product and providing graphic imaging for video game box art, manuals and related.