Announced a week ago, the Fujifilm X-S20 (buy here) is already seeing shortages and shipping delays. A few days ago, Nikkei reported that production for the Fuji X-S20 was expected to be 15,000 units per month. While Fuji expected this number to satisfy potential customers ordering the new APS-C mirrorless camera, it seems that didn’t.
Fujifilm has now posted a notice to the Fuji Japan website that, as usual, cites demand exceeding expectations. The company hasn’t stated exactly how long orders will be delayed. They have specified that it applies to both body-only orders as well as kits (buy here) that include the XC15-45mm f3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens (buy here).
Thank you for your continued patronage of Fujifilm products.
The mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-S20” released on June 29th (Thursday) has received more reservations than expected, and it may take some time to deliver the product.
We will do our best to deliver it as soon as possible, so we appreciate your understanding.
Retailers like B&H are still listing that Fujifilm X-S20 pre-orders begin shipping on June 29th, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the shipping date if you order today. Fujifilm hasn’t specified the number of units they’re behind, so it might only be a few weeks, but it could potentially be months. That they’ve posted the notice at all, though, tells me that they’re probably not expecting to get caught up any time soon.