As the mirrorless camera market slowly continues to grow, more camera companies are throwing their hats into the mirrorless game. Canon, having already released 2 previous versions, will now bring their EOS M3 mirrorless camera to the US. With the same sensor used in the Canon T6i, a 24.2 megapixel APS-C crop sensor with a 1.6x multiplier in the body of bulky a point and shoot, the EOS M3 is a serious competitor. Of course it does help that Canon is now on their 3rd iteration of the mirrorless camera.
The camera has all the things we might expect to see in a higher end camera these days: ISO range of 100 to 12800, 49 focus points, some handy Wi-Fi and NFC capability, and 1080p video recording, not 4k like some of its rivals – namely the Samsung NX500 which records 4k natively.
The Canon M3 will lack a viewfinder, electronic or otherwise, you’ll be doing all your shooting through the screen on the back, though the screen itself is certainly one of the selling points. Featuring a 3.3″ touch sensitive LCD display, the screen articulates 180 degrees above the camera which is very useful for vloggers or solo video creators, and down 45 degrees, useful when taking photos above your head. A pop up flash will also help with low light or creative shooting which also means that you can put an optional viewfinder on the hot-shoe.
Manual modes are included, along with an automatic mode, and creative assistant, a few scene and filter modes as well as video.
In terms of pricing, the EOS M3 will run around $680USD for just the body, and $800USD for the body and an 18-55mm lens. Another option that will be available will set you back $1050 for the 18-55mm lens as well as a 55-200mm lens. The EOS M3 uses EF-M lenses, but is compatible with the EF and EF-S Canon mount system with a lens adapter which significantly increases the number of compatible lenses.
Let us know what you think of the EOS M3? With the available lens ecosystem, a trusted brand, extremely lightweight, and parts included from highly rated cameras, do you think the EOS M3 could take the US by storm? Do you think the lack of 4k video recording is a deal breaker? Lets us know in the comments below or on social media![button link=”http://mashable.com/2015/08/27/canon-eos-m3/” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Mashable[/button]
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