Canon Professional Services Program Announces New Cinema Membership Level in Canon’s CPS Program
CPS Cinema and Enterprise CPS Levels are Introduced to Support the Unique Needs of Imaging Professionals
MELVILLE, N.Y., March 19, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that the Canon Professional Services (CPS) program has been expanded and now provides support for all Cinema EOS products. Created over 30 years ago to support professional film photographers, CPS has evolved through the years to keep pace with the changing needs of the modern imaging professional. A new CPS Cinema level has been added to the current Silver, Gold and Platinum levels continuing Canon’s commitment to support professional imaging customers as their needs grow and expand.
CPS Cinema Membership provides members with benefits like maintenance services, which are valuable for filmmakers who use their cinema equipment in all types of elements, repair discounts, and equipment evaluation loans, ideal for cinematographers looking to test out new equipment. In addition, members receive Canon Live Learning discounts, access to a 24/7 Live Exclusive Member Hotline, as well as a range of other benefits. CPS Cinema members receive expedited two-business day turnaround on their registered products at Canon Service and Support centers located in Hollywood, CA, and Ridgefield Park, NJ, with more locations to be added in the future. Additionally, CPS Cinema members can receive on-site Clean & Check Service by trained Canon CPS service and support professionals at select trade shows such as the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB), taking place April 7th-10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“CPS is such an important part of Canon’s award-winning service and support offering. Now with the success and rapid growth of our Cinema EOS products we felt it was time that cinema professionals were also provided with a level of CPS support that is able to address their unique needs,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Following in the tradition of exceptional service and support, CPS Cinema enhances our commitment to supporting imaging professionals.”
To become a CPS Cinema member a customer needs to own just one Cinema Zoom lens, or one of the following Cinema EOS cameras: the EOS C300, EOS C500, or EOS-1D C. Members will also receive benefits on all other qualified products entered in their CPS account. Annual membership for CPS Cinema is $1,000.
|For a limited time DigitalRev has the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L lens on sale for $1319/€1167. The offer expires tomorrow. Compare to $1433 on Amazon US.
Please note that the price above is computed for Germany and the USA. The price for other EU countries may be slightly different. In any case all custom taxes and shipping costs are inclusive for EU and Asia customers. US customers have to check if there are additional taxes since it depends by the state.
After a while I got an email with some new tidbits about the long rumored high megapixel Canon DSLR. The interesting fact: 75MP are again mentioned as the possible sensor resolution, while the most recent rumors were all referring to a 45MP sensor. The rumors referring to a 75MP sensor were mentioning a Non Bayer Multilayer sensor.
It is not clear if the 75MP are the full output resolution or if the sensor has 2 photodiodes for each pixel (like Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology). A previous rumor suggested that 75MP are a ‘total usable photo site count’. In the past Canon filed a patent for a 3 layer, Foveon image sensor. Since this kind of sensor uses 3 layers for each color, the effective resolution could be 25MP (as pointed out by a reader in the comments section).
The big megapixel DSLR should be announced soon, so says the rumor. Does soon mean at the NAB Show 2014 in Las Vegas (4/5-4/11)? I can’t say that, but it could be. If this megapixel monster is thought for videography, then NAB 2014 could be the stage to announce it. All this comes from a new source, so the usual grain of salt is required.
In any case, Canon will announce at least one new DSLR at NAB 2014, and it should be a Cinema EOS camera. I think we will soon know more. Stay tuned.
Update: Others also had word that Canon will announce at least one camera at NAB 2014 (if not 2 cameras). The reported rumour also suggests that it will be a Cinema EOS camera (said to have CFast 2.0 and PL mount version). There may also be an important firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D C (B&H | Adorama). That’s a bit strange since the latest firmware update for the 1D C was a few months ago (november 2013).
Two Canon lens deals at Adorama, both get 2% rewards and ship free in the US.
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS on sale for $1,148 after a $150 mail-in rebate. Note: the price drops to $1,298 when the item is added to the cart, the you claim the $150 MIR.
- Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II on sale for $2039 after a $150 mail-in rebate. Note: the price drops to $2,189 when the item is added to the cart, the you claim the $150 MIR.
According to DicaHub (translated), a new page has been put online at Samyang Korea, and it’s a page dedicated to the 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens. So, we still do not know what lenses Samyang will announce on Friday, a 35mm with auto-focus is also rumored.
At least the rumor about Samyang’s new logo was true, as you can see in the image above.
Once again the Canon EOS 6D kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens is on sale for just $1999 at all major retailers. That’s a killer price for this kit, even more if you consider that these are authorised Canon retailers. Note: the final price shows up when the item is added to the cart. This offer will not last long.
Today Canon released a firmware update for the EOS 6D.
Specifications and description after the break.