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Canon's 12 days of Christmas Test Drive – try a camera for FREE

Canon 12 Days of Christmas test
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Canon is extending its Test Drive programme over the festive season, offering customers the opportunity to try a camera completely free for 12 days over the Christmas period. 

So if you've been itching to try out 8K on the Canon EOS R5 (opens in new tab), the otherworldly autofocus on the Canon EOS R6 (opens in new tab), the robustness of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (opens in new tab) or the 32.5MP pocket powerhouse Canon EOS M6 Mark II (opens in new tab), now's the perfect time to take advantage of Canon's free 12 Days of Christmas Test Drive. 

Canon's Test Drive scheme is usually a 48-hour affair, enabling customers to try out a camera for two days. However, if you book your test drive for delivery on 22 December it won't be collected until 03 January, giving you a full 12 days of Christmas to enjoy your kit.

The 12-day test includes free nationwide delivery and collection. Book your test drive here (opens in new tab) and the discount will be applied automatically – though obviously you'd be wise to get your booking in early, as plenty of people will be taking advantage of this offer.

Canon's standard free 48-hour Test Drive is still available for all orders after (or before) the festive break, so you can still get hands-on with some great Canon kit even if you can't take advantage of this particular promotion. 

It's a great way to have a trial run with a new camera you're thinking about, before you take the plunge on a purchase – and it's nice to spoil yourself with a mini Christmas present to play with, even if you don't get to keep it! 

Read more: 

Best Christmas gifts for photographers
(opens in new tab)Best Canon cameras
(opens in new tab)Canon EOS R5 review
(opens in new tab)Canon EOS R6 review
(opens in new tab)Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review
(opens in new tab)Canon EOS M6 Mark II review (opens in new tab)

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.