Canon bets big on added value CarePAK service, offers free year with many DSLR, lens purchases


posted Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 4:04 PM EST


For some time now, Canon has been pushing their service and support as a major cornerstone of value for their camera products. Seeing as how much money they invest in local repair facilities, I believe them. It's kind of inarguable how good Canon service and support is. Therefore, it's no surprise that they are offering kind of a ridiculous package right now through the beginning of next year. Until January 6, 2018, if you pick up a certain camera or lens and register it within the first 30 days, Canon is throwing in 13 months of Canon CarePAK PLUS for free. This includes cameras as far down the consumer ladder as the EOS 77D all the way up to the excellent 1DX Mark II. 

So what specifically comes in that CarePAK Plus membership? CarePAK PLUS offers protection from accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges, and more including normal wear and tear, beyond the standard warranty period. With a CarePAK PLUS subscription, a damaged product will be repaired to good working condition or replaced with an equivalent product. Canon also touts that their service is performed by Canon factory technicians with only "genuine Canon parts," which they say no other service plan offers.

All eligible Canon cameras and lenses include:

  • EOS 1DX Mark II Body

  • EOS 5D Mark IV Body

  • EOS 5D Mark III Body

  • EOS 5Ds Body

  • EOS 5DsR Body

  • EOS 6D Body

  • EOS 7D Mark II Body

  • EOS 6D Mark II Body

  • EOS 80D Body

  • EOS 77D Body

  • EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

  • EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

  • EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

  • EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

  • EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM

  • EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

  • EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

  • EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

  • EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Additionally, if you purchase a 36-month CarePAK PLUS along with the product purchase, they're throwing in a total of 49 months coverage plus Image Recovery (The offer is valid for eligible Canon Camera products only. The Image Recovery benefit is not available on 13 months free CarePAK PLUS unless your eligible Canon Camera is purchased with a 36-month CarePAK PLUS upgrade within 30 days of such purchase). For more information, click here