LCD and Viewfinder
Canon M3 has a Tilting 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon M3 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
M3 doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) (Compare) or Sony Alpha A7 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon M3 can shoot continuously at max speed of 4.2 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
Canon M3 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 49 points to choose from. Canon M3 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon M3, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon M3 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
M3 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Canon M3 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon M3 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC
feature, M3 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our M3. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect M3 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon M3 is mechanized by a battery which gives a shooting lifetime of 250 therefore to CIPA norm.
Canon M3 Battery Specs Compared to Other Models