Canon EOS M Video Recording Limits

Canon EOS M

The Canon EOS M has a maximum video recording time of 30 minutes for all formats. That limit is dependent upon multiple factors like camera settings, media storage size, camera power, and internal camera temperature. See details and notes below for more information.


Maximum continuous video recording times for the Canon EOS M
Format Limit
All Formats & Frame Rates 30 minutes


  • Continuous recording is possible until the memory card becomes full or the recording time reaches approximately 29 minutes, 59 seconds.
  • If the file size exceeds 4GB, recording will continue and a new file will be created automatically.
  • An increase of the camera’s internal temperature may cause recording to stop before the maximum recording time is reached.


  1. Canon EOS M Instruction Manual (English) - page 188
  2. Canon EOS M Support Page (