Photographers are generally a resourceful bunch, but if there's one thing that can bring them to a grinding halt, it's broken gear. Canon is seeking to minimize the inconvenience of such situations by introducing next-day service for qualified Canon Professional Services members.
While the DSLR vs. mirrorless battle rages on, one perk Canon and Nikon shooters like to bring up are the deeply established professional service programs of the companies, which do make it easier for working pros to get their gear serviced and back in their hands in quick time. I'm a CPS member myself and can attest that it's a very nice support net, plus the additional perks like free two-way shipping and equipment evaluation make for a no-brainer for a working pro. Building on this, Canon is launching their new next-day service at Photo Plus Expo this year (October 26-28), shortening equipment turnaround times for members. Platinum members will also receive next-day loaner gear for extended repairs, while gold members will now enjoy two-day turnarounds. CPS membership is available to working photographers and is based on levels of Canon gear owned; if you're a Canon shooter and interested, you can enroll here.
[via Canon Rumors]