Submitted: 21 Jul 16, 12:14PM
For those who do not have the time to learn the full features of a DSLR and are looking for a high quality compact that provides almost as good a features as a DSLR, then the Canon EOS M3 would be a great choice. With the ability to capture RAW images up to 24MB, and to purchase additional lenses for photography genres such as portrait or macro, this camera can be used by the more experienced photographer in manual mode to produce very high quality images. I have tested the camera in in modes and have been impressed by the simplicity of the menu and the cameras functions. If you are already familiar with the canon features, then you will very quickly get a handle on the camera's operation. The flash is also slightly better than the standard on camera flash on a basic DSLR. While the range is still limited to no more than 5m, the image quality is warmer and more usable than the standard flat coloured over or underexposed images most of us capture when using the flash. In addition to the camera, I would recommend purchasing a canon remote, a tripod, UV lens filter, cleaning kit and lens hood to effectively utilise the camera's capabilities and for care and maintenance. In conclusion, this is a great, high quality point and shoot compact camera that is simple to use.
Good: Intuitive and easy to navigate menu/functions.
Great 3" inch LCD.
Size of the camera, small enough to fit into your handbag.
Ability to shoot in point and shoot up to manual mode.
Interchangeable lenses, including an adaptor for canon EFS lenses.
Bad: Rapidly reduce battery life when capturing movies.