« on: June 11, 2011, 12:27:39 AM »
The naming system used in U.S. is different from the rest of the world is due to the Importer of Canon in U.S. wants to identify their own imported product when it dealss with the warranty. Canon U.S.A. will only honor the warranty of the product that is imported by them ONLY. If you buy a camera outside of U.S. and needs warranty work, you need to pay for the total repair cost. By looking at the product number, Canon U.S.A. known whether it is their imported product or not.