Canon has released a statement on its Facebook page, saying it no longer prints photo prints for its cameras.
Canon announced in August it was dropping the print-on-demand (POD) model of printing photos on the Internet for its Canon DSLR cameras.
The company’s new press release describes a new service that it says can make prints available to customers at no charge.
Canon said the new service will help it “improve and accelerate the creation of digital print-worthy content for Canon cameras.”
The company did not elaborate on exactly how it would achieve this, or whether Canon is offering any of the new services as a service or separately.
Canon is also no longer offering the Canon Camera Prints program, which allows customers to create print-ready photos for free using the Canon C100, C300, and C600 cameras.
This is in line with Canon’s previous decision to stop offering the POD model of photography.
Canon had been offering print-in-camera services for Canon DSLRs and the EOS line of cameras for several years.
The C100 and C300 also offered print-out services.
Canon and other camera makers have also introduced free service offerings for some digital image processing services, including Adobe’s Photoshop, Apple’s Photoshop Elements, and Sony’s Photoshop Live.
Canon declined to disclose pricing for the new print-off services.
“It’s not just Canon’s decision to make its camera cameras available to everyone, but it’s a reflection of how our business is changing,” Canon said.
“We’ve been working with our photography customers to develop new services to allow them to better capture and share their work, but we’ve never stopped making print-outs.
With Canon Camera Printing, our customers will now have access to all of Canon’s professional-quality digital imaging services and more.
We’re excited to make print-ins available to our customers who want to share their photos with the world.”
Canon said it had no plans to expand its print-as-you-shoot service into the print business, which is already the company’s largest customer.
Canon has also made a number of changes to its print service since the launch of Canon Camera Printer in July, including eliminating the Canon Digital Printing service.
It said the Canon Prints service is no longer available for Canon EOS DSLRs, Canon E1, E2, and E3 cameras.
It added the Canon Photography Prints and Canon Print-In-Camera services, which it said allow customers to make digital prints of photos.
“While the CanonPrints service was designed to be more flexible and offer an additional way to access digital content for print-related services, we have made significant improvements to the way the service works over the past few months,” Canon Digital Photography said in a statement.
Canon also removed the Canon Printer Printer service from the Canon E2 and E4 DSLRs.
The Canon Print service was discontinued on the E5 and E5D DSLRs in July 2018.
Canon Camera Pro, Canon’s photography service, launched in April 2018 and was available on Canon E5, E5S, E7, E8, E9, and later models.
The service was available only to Canon E series and E series DSLRs with a Canon camera that has a full-frame sensor.
The services were discontinued on most Canon DSLr models from mid-2017.
Canon previously said it was discontinuing Canon Camera Studio in late October 2018.
The new Canon Camera Printers service will be available on all Canon cameras in the E series, including E5 series, E6 series, and older E series cameras.