Canon’s Having Another Shot At Mirrorless With The Nifty New M3

Canon’s Having Another Shot At Mirrorless With The Nifty New M3

Wave goodbye to the Canon EOS M: there’s a new kid on the block. It’s called the M3, and it’s a gorgeous little thing.

The Canon M3 is a compact system camera (CSC) featuring a 24.2-megapixel sensor, 49-point auto-focus system and powered by a DIG!C 6 image processor.

On the back of the camera, you’ll find that a 3-inch pop-out touchscreen dominates the affair, while on top a pop-up flash is nestled in the far left. There’s no EVF to be found, but you can buy it as an optional extra.

It’s designed to look exactly like an EOS camera so that existing owners can pick up an M3 and use it as their secondary camera while travelling.

Canon says that some might like to have the M3 as a primary camera, but added that it’s a secondary market for them. The primary target is existing EOS owners.

The camera features additional dials to the original EOS M, with a dial surrounding the shutter release button, and an exposure control dial on the back-right corner of the camera.

You’ll also get Wi-Fi connectivity, and an active NFC tag for quick pairing with everything from your Android phone through to your Canon printer.

It’s shipping in April in three different kits: Body only, body + EF-M 18-55 IS STM lens and body + EF-M 18-55 IS STM and EF-M 55-200 IS STM lenses. We’ll know prices closer to launch.