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Canon Offers Free Insurance For Some New DSLR Owners

Now that's a stocking stuffer.

Coffee spilled on a Canon 6D Credit: Canon

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DSLRs make fantastic holiday gifts (whether for someone else or yourself), but if you're worried about giving a camera to someone who's prone to the "dropsies," you can rest a little easier.

That's because Canon is gifting 13 months of its carePAK Plus coverage for all eligible products purchased between October 11th, 2015 and January 9th, 2016.

The carePAK coverage is a pretty sweet deal. It includes coverage from drops, spills, power surges, and "other unforeseen events." You also get priority service and free return shipping, with no deductibles.

There is a significant catch: Only certain Canon products are eligible, and they're mostly on the pricey side.

Best of all, the service is completely transferable, so whether you're selling the gear or giving it away, the new owner will benefit. There's also a "No Lemon" guarantee, so if the camera develops the same problem three times, Canon will just replace it with a new one.

There is a significant catch, though: Only certain Canon products are eligible, and they're mostly on the pricey side.

Eligible DSLRs include the EOS 5DS and 5DS R, EOS-1D X, EOS 6D, EOS 5D Mark III, and EOS 7D Mark II. Unfortunately, the offer doesn't extend to any of Canon's consumer-grade Rebel DSLRs.

It does include some lenses, including two of our favorites—the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM and the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. There are plenty of other lenses, too, so head on over to Canon's offer page for the full list.