Canon at the moment affords restore companies for a big selection of cameras and lenses, together with most of its EOS M lineup, dozens of DSLRs, and, after all, its EOS R sequence fashions. However in response to Canon Rumors, this will likely not final.
CR factors to Canon Japan’s website, which lists repair-support finish dates for the corporate’s whole set of digital camera merchandise – and whereas most of Canon’s EOS R cameras will stay serviceable for the foreseeable future, the imaging firm apparently plans to finish repairs for numerous M sequence fashions and DSLRs over the subsequent handful of years. (What about objects not on the checklist? These apparently “can’t be repaired,” although a number of merchandise, such because the EOS M50 Mark II, are conspicuously absent and are undoubtedly nonetheless supported.)
Listed here are only a few assist finish dates for Canon’s cameras:
- EOS 5D Mark III: March 2024
- EOS M3: July 2024
- EOS M10: September 2024
- EOS 6D: September 2025
- EOS M5: February 2026
- EOS M100: November 2026
- EOS 7D Mark II: January 2027
- EOS M6: March 2027
- EOS 5Ds: Could 2027
- EOS 80D: October 2027
- EOS 5Ds R: August 2028
- EOS M6 Mark II: March 2029
- EOS R: November 2029
Notice that lots of Canon’s latest DSLRs (such because the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS 6D Mark II) and almost the entire EOS R lineup are listed as “TBD,” which presumably means repairs will likely be supported at the least by the tip of 2029 and probably far longer. However the bulk of Canon’s older DSLRs will lose assist earlier than the last decade is out, as will a lot of the firm’s EOS M cameras.
In a way, this isn’t a shock. Canon hasn’t launched a brand new DSLR or EOS M digital camera in a number of years, and the success of the EOS R lineup – together with its latest APS-C fashions – has possible been the nail within the coffin for the corporate’s DSLRs and devoted APS-C mirrorless sequence. However it’s a robust reminder of the sensible results of Canon’s push towards a single mirrorless system, and it’ll undoubtedly frustrate photographers who hoped to stay with Canon’s older merchandise.
Luckily, should you do want to use your DSLR or EOS M digital camera previous its assist finish date, you’ll be able to nonetheless solicit repairs from non-Canon companies. Many photographers, nevertheless, solely belief Canon to repair gear – so when their gear lastly does break down, they’ll be compelled to improve.
Now over to you:
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