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Did you know Canon has a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera? Well, they do, but not in the U.S. The Canon EOS M3 follows the original “M” launched in 2012 and updated to the M2 a year ago. The new EOS M3 sports a number of substantial improvements including a new 24MP sensor, hybrid autofocus (ie, contrast plus phase-detection) and a 3″ tilting and touch-sensitive LCD.
Gordon says it’s a reasonable camera, but at £599.00 (US$1,019) with an 18-55mm kit lens, it doesn’t really compete with cameras like the less-expensive and more capable Sony a6000. The controls are improved over the M2, the autofocus is certainly better — Canon claims a 6.1x speed improvement — but there’s a dearth of native lenses available.
Who’s the EOS M3 for? Perhaps for current Canon users who want to use their existing lenses on a smaller mirrorless body, but check out Gordon’s review to hear how that might work out for you.
Read Gordon’s in-depth review at CameraLabs.com.