The big reviews for the Canon EOS M3 have started to arrive.

First up from Gordon at CameraLabs

If you do have an existing EF lens catalogue and fancy a smaller body to try them with, then the EOS M3 is a good choice, and I commend Canon for making so many improvements over the original body. The EOS M3 is a confident step-forward, and with a greater selection of EF-M lenses (or even a promising roadmap) it could certainly become a contender as a standalone camera. But if you're looking to build a new system that gives you all the benefits of mirrorless, then you should invest in Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm or Sony, all of whom have dumped their legacy DSLR baggage and are concentrating on delivering a more compelling native experience.

Read the full review at CameraLabs

Paul from WhatDigitalCamera

There are areas in which the new camera is still lacking, however. Notably, the relatively slow burst mode and small buffer make the M3 feel a bit dated, while the kit lens also feels in need of an update already.

So, although the M3 is a huge improvement on its predecessor it’s up against some serious competition and it’s difficult to claim that it outperforms its closest challengers.

Read the full review at WhatDigitalCamera

Both reviews, and the others I have seen think the EOS M3 is a step in the right direction, but hasn't done anything to even suggest Canon wants to be a market leader in this segment.

As you know, the EOS M3 isn't available in North America, but you shouldn't have a problem getting your hands on one via ebay or other global retailers such as DigitalRev.

Canon EOS M3 w/18-55 IS STM $699 at DigitalRev

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