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Our Canon M3 Review

eos3The Canon M3 is, well basically Canon’s THIRD attempted to get their mirror-less cam into the US market.  Many say the first two tries were failures.  Well, I would argue Canon didn’t even try with their past iterations.  Watching camera models fly off the assembly lines with new model numbers and new specs reminds me of apple iPhone.  Like the 6 to the 6s… ooohhh… it has 70% more performance in the processor, never mind that it looks the same, weights the same, uses the same software, can you tell the difference when an app is launched, are the same crashes still there?…ooops I digressed, but I would imagine, you needn’t read any further to get the jest of where I am headed with this review.

The EOS M3 Under a Microscope

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24/25/30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hybrid CMOS AF System with 49 AF Points
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Hot Shoe and Built-In Flash
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic Input
  • Full Manual Control

While Mirror-less is nice, I think the only thing going for it is the built in wifi.  But common, SD card have wifi built into them now.  as for video quality, ISO ratings etc… has anyone looked at the Canon T5? for half the price, and well, 2 generations old, heck even the T2i with it’s digic 2 processor are nearly identical in most ways.  If that extra 6 megapixels means much to your printing needs I do not think you would even look at this camera for a millisecond.

Here This sums it up quite well:

If you take your time to watch this video, you will notice quite instantly that canon is simply repackaging their electronics with newer names.

It is surprising to see just how much better Panasonic has been doing since the EOS line first came out years ago. Our verdict, stay away, save your money, have fun with your old canon, or go into 4k if you want sharp crisp video.  As it is, we still love our T2i for low budget shoots.

September 29, 2015