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Title: More Canon Store Information
Post by: Canon Rumors on January 13, 2013, 10:57:00 PM

Canon stores to be announced next week

We’ve received some more information about the upcoming Canon stores. The announcement should come on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.


We’re told that the stores will be called “Canon Imaging Square” in the Asian market.


More than the Calgary, Canada store coming next week? We’re hearing a store will appear in Sao Paulo, Brazil as well as Sydney, Australia. We haven’t heard of any stores in Europe or the United States as of yet.


New camera & lens?

We do not have a [CR3] confirmation for more than the stores being announced on Tuesday.


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Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: pakosouthpark on January 14, 2013, 07:42:17 AM
can we have one in london please? it is much needed!
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: neuroanatomist on January 14, 2013, 08:27:31 AM
We do not have a [CR3] confirmation for more than the stores being announced on Tuesday.

Well, that's ok. I'm sure a Canon Store will take great pictures.  ::)
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: AprilForever on January 14, 2013, 11:20:02 AM
So I must make a pilgrimage to Sao Poalo to get my 7D Mk II...
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: Drizzt321 on January 14, 2013, 11:33:58 AM
I'm starting a rumor that there's one of these stores coming to NYC, and Los Angeles. Let's throw in San Francisco, but that's for 2014.
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: AJ on January 14, 2013, 12:14:06 PM
Hmmm.  I feel bad for thecamerastore and Saneal
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: gravy on January 14, 2013, 12:16:26 PM
it looks to be fashioned after apple stores or other boutique type outlets. I hope they don't sell only at MSRP but they probably will, if indeed this is nothing more than just for publicity and status symbol. Apple keeps prices at full MSRP because they are unique and own large market share, at least for iphone/ipad.
canon cannot claim to be in a class by itself as it has many competitors offering similar products /similar specifications. it will be nice place to browse but we'll have to wait to see how many stores open and what prices they sell at to see if it is a legitimate retail option. I'm sure they will get many customers either way, but not sure what this means for regular active photographers on reasonable budgets.
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: mdrewpix on January 14, 2013, 12:49:41 PM
Just came from a tour of the Canon store in Calgary. There's no retail sales area as such but you can order online from a desk terminal. It's a nice bright space with lots of nifty little dioramas where you can play hands-on with all the Canon stuff. In all, a cool place to spend a half-hour poking around. Less Apple store than interactive display, though. Not that exciting for pros, maybe, but the great unwashed will have a bit of fun.
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: iso79 on January 14, 2013, 01:14:01 PM
What would be awesome would be to have service centers at each of these stores.
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: bdunbar79 on January 14, 2013, 01:50:50 PM
What would be awesome would be to have service centers at each of these stores.

This.
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: Drizzt321 on January 14, 2013, 03:14:12 PM
What would be awesome would be to have service centers at each of these stores.

This.

I'd bet they'd accept servicing requests, maybe do minor work (basic adjustments, replace a focusing screen, etc), but send anything more off to the nearest normal servicing center.
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: Don Haines on January 14, 2013, 08:00:06 PM
I wonder if they will have any 1200mm F5.6 lenses to play with :)
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: Portrait_Moments_Photogra on January 14, 2013, 11:59:28 PM
in China and the Philippines and surely other Asian countries - Canon and Nikon have actual stores.

you can also do warranty and service.

So hopee here in the states and hopefully in chicago, canon will have a store with warranty and service, i hope :)
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: Jim Saunders on January 15, 2013, 12:44:03 AM
Just came from a tour of the Canon store in Calgary. There's no retail sales area as such but you can order online from a desk terminal. It's a nice bright space with lots of nifty little dioramas where you can play hands-on with all the Canon stuff. In all, a cool place to spend a half-hour poking around. Less Apple store than interactive display, though. Not that exciting for pros, maybe, but the great unwashed will have a bit of fun.

Where in the city is it?  I could see making the trip sometime.

Jim
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: hmmm on January 15, 2013, 09:55:00 AM
NEWS item on Calgary store

Canon Canada Opens 'Image Square,' the Canon Experience Centre in Calgary, Alberta

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1098851/canon-canada-opens-image-square-the-canon-experience-centre-in-calgary-alberta (http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1098851/canon-canada-opens-image-square-the-canon-experience-centre-in-calgary-alberta)

Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: facedodge on January 15, 2013, 11:02:18 AM
Well?
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: RLPhoto on January 15, 2013, 11:20:43 AM
A place where canon can say

"This is why we charge alot of money, because XXXX doesn't have a store."
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: IWLP on January 15, 2013, 12:23:31 PM
I just want them to open one in Hong Kong so next time I'm there I can hopefully buy a "Canon: Delighting You Always" shirt.

Big goals, ya know?
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: emptynest on January 15, 2013, 01:35:03 PM
So I guess the store is opening up today at noon for the general public... I don't have my trusty camera with me but I guess I could take something with the old trusty iPhone if I can get away from work.
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: RicoLance21 on January 15, 2013, 02:32:30 PM
I posted a few pics of the Calgary store in here:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?p=5973397#post5973397 (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?p=5973397#post5973397)

Click to show pictures when you are in the page.
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: emptynest on January 15, 2013, 03:07:51 PM
Very friendly reps. You cant purchase any equipment there, however they will send you in the right direction of where to purchase your photo gear. They will have a full print shop and they haven't decided if they will do any repairs at the store. They also didn't have the 5DM2 or the 1DX to try out, but they said they would get a manager to get them out of storage and they are expensive, that and the C300. Overall very cool experience as you can try any lens with any camera. They will have seminars for any type of photography which would be beneficial.

Anyway, here are some photos... from iPhone (so they suck)
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: emptynest on January 15, 2013, 03:08:27 PM
a few more
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: emptynest on January 15, 2013, 03:08:50 PM
last one
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: Daniel Flather on January 15, 2013, 06:22:53 PM
Are the lenses on that platform display removable?  Can you mount them to a camera or are they locked down to the display?

Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: Peter Hill on January 15, 2013, 06:53:16 PM
Why do you guys keep calling it a store? You can't buy anything from it, and that's why Canon don't call it a store. It seems also to be very hard to "experience" a 1D-X or a 5D3 in one of them. Oh sorry, they're only for CPS guys, they're too expensive for eager beaver amateurs to get their mitts on.
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: neuroanatomist on January 16, 2013, 09:28:06 AM
Why do you guys keep calling it a store? You can't buy anything from it, and that's why Canon don't call it a store. It seems also to be very hard to "experience" a 1D-X or a 5D3 in one of them. Oh sorry, they're only for CPS guys, they're too expensive for eager beaver amateurs to get their mitts on.

I'd call it a store, because "Experience" sounds pompous and silly.   :P
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: emptynest on January 16, 2013, 09:43:56 AM
Are the lenses on that platform display removable?  Can you mount them to a camera or are they locked down to the display?

Hi Daniel, the lenses are not removable, however, I was told you can bring your own gear (lens or camera) and they will let you try any of their products (I guess they have extra lenses and camera bodies locked up in the back storage).
Title: Re: More Canon Store Information
Post by: mingyuansung on January 16, 2013, 03:32:32 PM
It is a demo show room. It's great enough since I can try before I buy. Wish they can open more like Apple does. I do not live in a major city. So I might never have one in town. http://canonrumors.com/forum/Smileys/default/sad.gif (http://canonrumors.com/forum/Smileys/default/sad.gif)