Canon EOS M3 compact camera system packs 24.2MP sensor

Canon has rolled out the latest addition to its line of EOS digital cameras with the all-new EOS M3. The big feature of this camera is that it has a compact body and promises to deliver DSLR levels of performance. The little camera has the first 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor inside that Canon has produced combined with the most advanced image processor Canon offers with the DIGIC 6 sensor.

In addition to taking high quality still shots, the camera can also record full HD resolution movies. Canon also gives the camera high performance auto focus so it's easier to snap an image quickly. The EOS M3 has a 49-point AF system complemented with Hybrid CMOS AF III technology. Along with fast autofocus and high resolution, the camera also has full manual controls just as you would find on a DSLR camera.

The image sensor has an ISO range of 100-12800 allowing it to take low noise photos in all light situations. The rear LCD is a 3-inch unit and that LCD can tilt up 180-degrees and down 45-degrees making it easy to shoot from all angles and still see what you are framing on the screen.

The rear LCD is also touch sensitive and supports multi-touch gestures. The M3 has a hot show for Canon accessories such as Speedlight flashes and an optional tilt-type electronic viewfinder. Video can be recorded at 24p, 25p, and 30p frame rates. Pricing and availability for the little camera are unannounced at this time.