Nikon Japan recently announced that demand for the newly launched Z FC camera is outstripping the company’s production capacity. Those who pre-order the camera will have to wait “a while” before getting their hands on it.
Initially, Nikon was expected to deliver the Z FC to pre-order customers as well as the end of July, but according to Nikon Japan, it is likely that users expect to get their hands on the Z FC by that time. will be disappointed.
“Thank you for your continued trust in Nikon products.
We have received a large amount of pre-orders for the ‘Z FC’ and ‘Z FC 28mm f/2.8 Special Edition Kits’, which are expected to be released in late July 2021.
For customers who pre-order, it may take a while for the product to arrive.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to customers who are looking forward to our products. We will try our best to deliver the product as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding.”
It’s not clear whether the problem is due to greater demand than Nikon originally anticipated or simply outstripping the company’s current production capacity.
This isn’t too surprising as Nikon has struggled with supply issues over the last year and global silicon shortages continue to wreak havoc on the tech sector. The stock of the Z7 II is very low and it is almost impossible to find the camera in any store. Dealers will send customers the products they receive as soon as they arrive, and it’s rare to find this camera still on shelves anywhere in the world. Back in May, Nikon’s DX DSLR cameras and lenses were no longer in stock. Some models have even been discontinued.
Earlier this year, Nikon warned that output could be reduced as Japan experiences another wave of coronavirus infections. That certainly makes it impossible for Nikon to guarantee the quantity ordered.
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