Earlier this year, Canon unveiled their EOS M3 24.2 MP mirrorless compact camera with interchangeable lenses. Unfortunately for those in North America, the M3 was only launched in Europe and Asia at the time. Now, Canon’s mirrorless compact is making its way to American shores and will be launching in October of this year.
The Canon EOS M3 features a few improvements over its predecessor, including a more powerful 24 MP sensor, an expanded ISO range up to 25600, stereo microphones, a 49-point phase detection autofocus system, a more ergonomic body design with dual control dials, a dual-led pop-up flash and slightly faster shooting speeds (4.6fps vs 4.2fps).
Canon says that the interface has also been redesigned to help those already familiar with the company’s lineup of DSLR cameras: “Photographers familiar with other Canon EOS cameras will note the EOS M3’s interface is similar to Canon’s current EOS DSLR cameras, making operation easier for existing users.”
Available in October, the EOS M3 will cost $680 for the body alone and $800 for a kit that includes Canon’s 18-55mm IS STM lens. A two lens kit will also be available for $1050 that adds on the 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. Canon will also be making two additional lenses available here in the United States: the $400 11-22mm f/4.5.6 IS STM and the $250 22mm f/2 STM.