Is Canon EOS M3 and Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II compatible?

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Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
Released: 2015
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)
24 Megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II
Released: 2011
Telephoto Lens (zoom)
Suited for cameras with APS-C sensors
Focal Length: 55-250 mm
Aperture: f/4-5,6

Can you combine these two?

This is the short answer:

Yes! This combination is compatible

The camera and lens you have chosen can be used together. Here is a longer answer:

You must use an EOS M adapter

This Canon lens is not part of the Canon EOS M-system but it can still be used with Canon EOS M cameras. To use this lens on this camera you need an adapter.

Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Canon all the way

The possibility to combine these two products is great since both Canon EOS M3 and Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II are manufactured by Canon.

Optimized for each other

Some lenses are optimized for a smaller APS-C sensor. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II is such a lens, requiring an APS-C sensor, and this is exactly the sensor you will find inside Canon EOS M3.

Focal Length

The Canon camera has a sensor of type APS-C, a smaller version compared to a Full frame sensor, which means that your experienced Focal length will be multiplied by 1.6x.

Actual Focal Length for this lens:
55-250 mm

Experienced Focal Length with this camera:
88-400 mm

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Total weight

When you are looking at a combination of a camera and a lens you must always consider the total weight. Each product weighs in at:

Canon EOS M3
366 gram

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II
390 gram

Together they have a total weight of 756 gram (equal to 1,67 lb).