Canon apologises already for Canon EOS R8 delays

Feb 15, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Feb 15, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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In what might come as completely unexpected and shocking news to some but comes as absolutely no surprise to most of us, Canon has updated its apology announcement. The apology is for delays in the shipping and availability of certain products. It was updated last November to add the then newly announced products, the Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R6 Mark II.

Those two cameras are still on the list, but now with the addition of the recently announced Canon EOS R8. The EOS RP (and EOS R) successor was announced only a week ago, but Canon already cannot keep up with the – apparently unexpected – demand.

The message for the apology essentially remains the same – more orders than expected, global supply chain, logistics issues, etc.

Currently, we have received more orders than expected for the following products, and due to the global supply of parts, delivery delays are occurring.

We will continue to take measures for stable product supply so that we can deliver products as soon as possible. Thank you kindly look forward for your understanding.

We are planning to ship in order, but it may take longer than usual to deliver.

The list does see the removal of the Canon EOS R5c, which was still on the list for November’s update. At that time, the EOS R6 Mark II and EOS R7 had just been added to the list, and both of those still remain on it. Here’s how it looks right now:

If previous updates are anything to go by, it could be at least another six months before any of these cameras are removed from the list. For now, if you order one, just know that it may take a while for it to actually show up at your door unless you happen to get lucky!

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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