That is when Canon will finish help to your digital camera

There’s nothing worse than having a problem together with your digital camera solely to contact the producer and discover that they’ll’t restore it. It’s much more frequent a problem than it was once, purely due to the variety of older and used our bodies on the market nonetheless being put to common use. I’ve nonetheless obtained DSLRs right here which are no less than a decade previous but in addition improbable for timelapse, so that they get used. However what in the event that they die?

Most producers don’t announce when a product is reaching finish of life and help goes away. Canon, nonetheless, does. The excellent news is that your shiny new EOS R our bodies have a superb quantity of life left in them. They’re even supporting the unique EOS R till 2029. The unhealthy information, nonetheless, is that almost all of your DSLRs and a few EOS M mirrorless cameras received’t get help for for much longer.

Assist ending in lower than a yr for some cameras

You’ll be able to see the entire listing right here, however listed here are some DSLRs with help ending throughout the subsequent yr. It is a listing revealed by Canon Japan for cameras bought in Japan, however provided that Canon relies in Japan, these dates also needs to maintain fairly true for the remainder of the world. Thankfully, a lot of the cameras with help ending over the subsequent yr are pretty low-end and entry-level cameras, excluding the 5D Mark III, which continues to be in use by a fantastic many individuals for extra critical and paid work.

In equity, regardless of how good the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is, it was launched in March 2012. In order that’s a superb 12 years of help from Canon. It’s not shocking that Canon would select to cease manufacturing such previous expertise and elements when expertise has been enhancing so quickly, particularly within the final 5 years. Some cameras, just like the 5D Mark IV, 6D Mark II and 1DX Mark III, don’t at the moment have an expiry date and are labelled “TBD”.

EOS R is secure, EOS M is on the best way out

Thankfully, for the EOS R mirrorless methods, you’ve obtained some time. Clearly, it helps that the system as an entire is pretty new, with the primary fashions being introduced lower than 5 years in the past close to the top of 2018. Most of those are additionally listed as TBD attributable to their newness, however there are three which have dates hooked up…

The Canon EOS M cameras all appear to have help ending at varied factors between July 2024 and March 2029. The one exception to that is the EOS KissM II (in any other case generally known as the EOS M50 Mark II) which can also be TBD. Curiously, Canon truly nonetheless has a few movie cameras on the listing. The Canon EOS 1V and the Canon EOS 1V HS, each of which see help ending in November 2025.


You’ll be able to see the entire listing on the Canon Japan website, but when your digital camera isn’t on it, then sadly, it can’t be repaired by Canon. You would possibly get fortunate with a neighborhood digital camera store that occurs to have some spare elements mendacity round, however you would possibly simply must hit up eBay, discover a spares or repairs physique and must cannibalise it for a DIYP restore.

However now you understand the dates when a few of Canon’s cameras will begin to lose help. So, you can begin to plan forward to your improve path over the subsequent few years. In addition to DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, the listing additionally covers a lot of Canon’s cinema cameras, camcorders, lenses, speedlights and different equipment, together with each present fashions and people which have been discontinued over the previous few years.

Are you nervous about help ending to your cameras?

[via Canon Rumors]