Techradar reviewed the Canon EOS M3. Not an entirely positive review. In the conclusion they write:
The M3 has some tough competition and as with the original M, the new camera is capable of producing high quality images that are at least a match for those from cameras such as the Olympus OM-D E-M10 and Sony Alpha 6000. However, the occasionally frustrating autofocus system and Canon’s lack of commitment to the system, with a failure to bring out an enticing line-up of lenses or accessories, means that those looking for a smaller alternative to an SLR are better off looking elsewhere.
Inexperienced photographers are less likely to be concerned about the limited number of directly compatible lenses and will be happy with the step up in image quality in comparison with a point-and-shoot compact camera or the average smartphone. Nevertheless, there will be times when they struggle to get the subject sharp.
At some point in the review they say that “the 18-55mm kit limits detail resolution significantly“. While I do not really cover that, it makes me think about the rumor of a new EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens I got some weeks ago. To see all our EOS M3 coverage click here.
Canon EOS M3 now shipping! The EOS M3 is not on sale in the US, and is available in Europe only as kit with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens (Amazon Italy, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK). You can order the EOS M3 also at DigitalRev (ships internationally). DigitalRev’s price at checkout is inclusive of all taxes and customs for customers from Asia and the EU (and possibly a better price than Amazon), for customers from the US, taxes depend by the state. Detailed M3 specification can be read here.
- 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- Hybrid CMOS AF III
- Powerful DIGIC 6 processing
- 3.0 inch (1040k) ClearView II Tilt Touchscreen
- 49 Point AF & 4.2 fps continuous shooting
- Scene Intelligent Auto
- Stunning 1080p movies at 24, 25 and 30 fps
- Creative Assist
- Wi-Fi, Dynamic NFC, remote control and sharing