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Canon EOS M3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 480 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the screen and size are generally positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the storage and shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS M3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : TrustedReviews (

Canon EOS M3


The Canon EOS M3 is the third stab at a CSC from what is still probably the biggest name in cameras. It follows the 2012 Canon EOS M, a camera that did so badly Canon didn't even bother to release the follow-up M2 in the UK, Europe or US.

Good handling and control ; Well implemented touchscreen ; Decent images

Relatively slow all-round performance ; Disappointing dynamic range ; Chunky kit lens ; Limited lens selection

May, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Hands-on: Canon EOS M3 review: Still behind the mirrorless market curve - Pocket-lint


Canon makes great DSLR cameras, there's no doubt about that. But in 2012 when the company dipped into the mirrorless market with the EOS M, it was unusually

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (

Canon EOS M3 review


Has Canon finally got serious about compact system cameras? We give the EOS M3 a full test to find out

24Mp APS-C format sensor ; Excellent interface ; Plenty of control

Limited EF-M mount lens range ; Frustrating autofocus system ; No viewfinder built-in

While the M3 is very capable, the 18-55mm kit limits detail resolution significantly and the autofocus system has a habit of focusing on the background rather than the subject.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Canon EOS M3 review


Not perfect, but superb controls and outstanding image quality make the Canon EOS M3 a serious contender

The small range of compatible lenses is a concern, though, and so is the pedestrian performance and short battery life. These issues keep it from receiving five stars. However, you'd have to spend £200 more on the Fujifilm X-E2 to get something...

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Canon EOS M3 review

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The Canon EOS M3 is a compact system camera, and Canon's third attempt at a mirrorless design. It boasts a 24Mp sensor and, with improved specifications, this latest model is aimed squarely at keen photographers. Has Canon scrubbed away the autofocus...

Jun, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Canon EOS M3 CSC Review


Reviewed: Canon's new EOS M3, the mirrorless compact system camera with a new 24 megapixel APS-C sensor.

Much improved focus speeds ; Good image quality ; Excellent colour saturation ; Built in Wi-Fi and NFC ; Good noise performance ; Microphone socket ; Good handgrip ; Built in HDR ; Dual-axis electronic level

Limited EOS-M lenses with 4 native lenses - an adapter for EF lenses is available ; 4.2fps continous shooting isn't particularly quick compared to the competition ; Short battery life ; Panoramic mode not available ; Small raw buffer

There is now, more than ever, an enormous amount of competition and choice available in the mirrorless compact system camera market, with each manufacturer trying to gain as much market share as possible in this growing area. Because of this the...

May, 2015

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Canon EOS M3


With a spec sheet big on megapixels and small in size, can Canon's latest EOS M3 catch the CSC competition?

Because the ageing EOS M is nearly three years old, the arrival of the EOS M3 needed to deliver a knockout blow. While the handling and ease of use are certainly there, the autofocus, while much improved, could still be faster. Overall image quality is...

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Canon EOS M3 mirrorless camera


A highly capable mirrorless camera that can work with regular DSLR lenses (via an adapter)

Picture clarity and colours ; Useful live view and great screen ; Intuitive controls and fun to use

Handgrip is shallow ; Dials hard to move

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Daven Mathies (

Canon EOS M3 review


Canon's M3 can't outperform its mirrorless peers, but the price is right.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Canon EOS M3


Canon takes a big step forward in the mirrorless camera market with the EOS M3, but it still lags behind the competition.

Sturdy, compact body. Tilting rear touch display. In-body flash. Wi-Fi with NFC. Mounts Canon SLR lenses via adapter.

EVF is an expensive add-on. Slow autofocus. Limited shooting buffer. Cramped controls.

Conclusions The Canon EOS M3 is a better camera than Canon's first mirrorless model, the EOS M. But the company, which has long been one of the leaders in focus performance in the SLR world, still has a lot of work to do here. The M3 suffers from slow...

Oct, 2015

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