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Where to find your serial number

The location of your serial number varies between different Canon products. The serial number is a combination of numbers and/or letters, without spaces or special characters. Please ignore any numbers or letters that appear in brackets.

EOS Cameras

The serial number for your EOS camera will generally be 12 digits long, however for some older models the serial number may be 6 or 10 digits long.

It can be found in the following locations which are highlighted in the images below -

  • On the bottom of the camera printed in black, grey or white
  • Behind the LCD screen
  • On a white sticker on the box your camera came in

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PowerShot and IXUS

The serial number for your PowerShot or IXUS camera will be generally be 12 digits long, however for some older models the serial number may be 9 or 10 digits long.

It can be found in the following locations which are highlighted in the images below -

  • On the bottom of the camera printed in black
  • Behind the LCD screen
  • On a white sticker on the box your camera came in

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Speedlites

The serial number can be found in the following locations depending on the age of the Speedlite

  • On a sticker inlaid in the flash head printed in black numbers on a silver/grey background
  • Stamped into the flash head

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Battery Grip

The serial number for your battery grip will consist only of numbers and will generally be 10 numbers long. This will be displayed on the bottom of the battery grip. On certain models the serial number will be proceeded by the letters “NO.” whereas on other models only a number will be displayed. The location of where the serial number can be displayed is highlighted on the below image –

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