Photography has been a part of people’s daily lives especially now that social media made a boom out of photo sharing apps and instantly enjoy pictures with loved ones. The fastest way to share photos is by using smartphones or Wi-Fi enabled cameras to upload on Instagram, Facebook, or whatever social media platform you might have.
This is one of the reasons why most cameras are consistently developing with ready Wi-Fi to easily connect to the Internet.
And when it comes to handheld cameras, more consumers prefer tiny and compact cameras over the big and bulky dslr.
The millenium age is ruled by smartphones, point-and-shoot, and mirrorless cameras.
Canon EOS M3 is a third generatiom mirrorless camera worthy of enhancing photography skills. It’s light and compact, Wi-Fi ready, and take awesome photos – just like the great dslr cameras.
We had the opportunity to test the Canon EOS M3 and we’ll take you for a walkthrough to give you ideas why you should buy the Canon EOS M3.
The package itself is quite big and will get you thinking if you purchased a compact camera. The box is almost the same size of a dslr. But once you’ve opened it, you’ll see the difference.
The box contains the Canon EOS M3 camera with 18-55mm kit lens. Included is the battery and charger, USB cable, and Manual Guide. Other accessories (sold separately) are the EVF-DC1 Electronic ViewFinder and Canon EOS M Mount Adapter – to use your other Canon EOS lenses.
At the sight of the Canon EOS M3, there is always the excitement, a thought that you knew that this will be perfect. It’s very light to hold and the body is perfect on our grip every time we hold it. Unlike big and bulky cameras, the Canon EOS M3 is a delight to handle much if you are walking, on the road, traveling, and carrying it over the shoulder.
Shooting is fun and easy, thanks to the dial mode where you can switch from A+ (the Hybrid Auto), SCN, P, Tv, Av, M, and C selections. We prefer using M mode but for faster performance, we also rely on P, Tv, and Av modes.
Here are some of the photos taken from the Canon EOS M3
The Canon EOS M3 is powered by Canon‘s Hybrid CMOS AF III technology which makes the M3 more faster than the previous M series. It got a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor that works on tandem with the latest DIGIC 6 image processor ensuring great image quality.
Added to that feature is the tilting touchscreen LCD that flips 180 degrees upwards for better angles and selfies, and 45 degrees downwards for high angle photography.
Shooting with every lighting condition will be easy because the Canon EOS M3’s ISO speed has a 100 – 12,800 (expandable to 25,600) with a continuous shooting speed of 4.2 fps.
Maximum video quality is 1920 x 1080 Full HD, 30 fps.
Filming videos were also amazing during our sessions and we’re sold at it. On the first day that the Canon EOS M3 arrived in our place, we took a video of our pet dog.
Here’s how it looks like
Here’s a look from our helicopter ride experience
The pop-up flash is cool, by the way.
What good will it be for a mirrorless camera without mobile connectivity for easy sharing of photos? Maybe you’ll say, we’re asking too much. But hey, aside from getting a compact camera, we want a reliable imaging gadget that will work well for easy web sharing. And this is also the best part of the Canon EOS M3. Sharing photos and videos are swell. All you have to do is pair it with your smartphone device and open the dedicated Canon EOS app on your phone. And that’s it. All your photos and videos taken will be shared from the Canon EOS M3 to your Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts you have.
For maximum convenience, Near Field Communications (NFC) technology can be activated also with the Canon EOS M3. A tap of the camera to the NFC-enabled smartphone will launch an app for transfer of files, via Wi-Fi connection.
Much to our excitement, the only thing that will ruin your Canon EOS M3 experience will be the battery life. Charging is fast, needless to say. For an over-all hardcore use for a day, you need to have a spare battery on the side to continuously enjoy shooting with Canon EOS M3.
Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS M3 body is available right now for only PhP 19,498. This is one of the mirrorless cameras that is affordable and easy on the budget.
The Canon EOS M3 with 18-55mm kit sells at PhP 25,998.
A lot of wonderful mirrorless cameras are priced at around PhP 27,000 and goes higher. If you’re starting photography with a mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M3 is the perfect partner for you.
Also, the 18-55/22mm kit is available for PhP 33,498, while the 18-55/55-200mm kit is up for PhP 40,498.
On a scale of 1 – 5, we give Canon EOS M3 a 4.5 score. We would give out perfect 5 if other accessories like the EVF-DC1 Electronic ViewFinder aren’t sold separately.
All shots taken with available light on different lighting conditions.
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