Check out the refurbished inventory update at the Canon USA Store
Notable inclusions are the EOS RP, EOS Rebel SL3, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II, and (update: gone) EF 500mm f/4L IS II Lens. (thanks Scott)
Also check out the M100 with EF-M 15-45mm lens for only $299.99.
Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty at great prices.
All of your cases and backpacks are labeled with your name and contact information, right?
If not, correct that problem ASAP.
Shacke's Mini Luggage Tags
have become my choice.
They are available in 4 colors (including black) and $9.99 gets you four durable/bendable rubber tags.
If you are not sure that you need to label your cases, here is a story I shared nearly 7 years ago:
The title was something like "Why My Rebel T4i is in British Columbia — and How I Know That".
Upon arriving at our rental house in Maui, Hawaii, after being up/traveling for nearly 24 hours, my daughter asked me if I had her camera — a relatively new at the time Canon EOS Rebel T4i
With a sinking feeling, I replied that I did not.
My mind immediately began plotting a course of action to take but sleep had to come first.
We had been in four airports and on three planes that day.
Locating the camera seemed a daunting challenge — if not an impossibility.
I woke up the next morning to a voice mail from Janet at the United ticket counter in the Vancouver International Airport.
The camera had been left on a plane and went at least one stop beyond our time on that particular aircraft.
Janet knew how to reach me because: my contact information was on the camera case, despite the case being a very small one.
If you were to lose your camera and the case you are carrying it in, would someone know how to get in touch with you?
This does not apply only to airline travel — a camera can be lost at a restaurant, hotel, wedding, park ... or anywhere.
Labeling counts on the finder to have the integrity to track down the owner and return the lost item, but the odds are good that will happen and my story eventually had a happy ending.
Another option to consider is entering your contact information into the camera's copywrite information.
Not all finders may know enough to look for this information, but at least the information is there for discovery — perhaps when someone is reviewing images captured by the camera.
Following is a relevant (and entertaining) infographic Mike shared with us at that time:
Canon, Inc. has posted FY 2019 results:
Here is some relavent information shared in these reports:
"Looking at the Imaging System Business Unit, sales of the new interchangeable-lens digital cameras for advanced amateur DSLRs enjoyed solid growth. Also, in the growing full-frame mirrorless camera market,
Canon benefited from sales of new models launched in the second half of the previous year and the beginning of this year. However, the interchangeable-lens digital cameras market continued to shrink mainly for entrylevel models and overall unit sales decreased compared with the previous year."
"As for interchangeable-lens digital cameras, although demand for entry-level models is expected to continue to shrink, demand for mirrorless cameras is expected to remain firm, particularly for advanced amateur models, including models with full-frame sensors."
"... the price of memory devices has bottomed out"
"In Imaging System, sales and profit also declined. While we enhanced our lineup in order to recover the ground we lost by entering the mirrorless camera market late, our camera business was negatively impacted by market contraction and the intensely competitive environment."
"We expect sales of cameras, which face continued market contraction, and laser printers, which are being impacted by economic slowdown in China, to decline."
"In Imaging System, although we expect camera revenue to decline due to the impact of continuing market contraction, we will put a stop to the decline in profitability, by further
enhancing our mirrorless lineup with an advanced feature full-frame model and lenses, and by accelerating review of our business structure."
"In 2019, the interchangeable-lens camera market shrank 15% to 8.8 million units, as sales of
entry-level models, which are being impacted by smartphones, continued to contract. We
were also impacted by this."
"In 2020, although we expect market contraction to continue at a similar rate and the market
size to be around 7.5 million units, we also see stable demand for professional and
advanced-amateur models. In order to maintain profitability, it is important for us to secure
market share and improve our product mix further in this area."
"Although we have launched two full-frame mirrorless cameras as well as ten dedicated
lenses, our lineup is still insufficient. In order to recover from our late entry into the
mirrorless camera market, we have plans to launch a model that incorporates a newly
developed image sensor and image-processing engine that offer even more advanced
We will work to raise our presence in the mirrorless camera category, leveraging
large trade exhibitions around the world. Even amid increasing competition, we will expand
sales of higher-end models driven by new products and aim for top market share even in the
mirrorless camera market."
"At the same time, we will expand our lineup of dedicated lenses launching several innovative
ones that take advantage of the new mount that allows greater flexibility when designing
lenses. We will accelerate sales by responding to user need to capture various images,
expanding options by combining camera bodies and lenses."
"As for compact cameras, the market shrank 19% to 8.5 million units in 2019. We also posted a decline in unit sales that was in line with the market. In 2020, we expect the market to shrink 29% to 6.0 million units as major players have not launched any new popularly priced
models. Although we expect our sales to continue to decline, we will work to improve profitability by focusing sales on high-margin G-series models."