The Canon EOS R3, announced on Tuesday, has proven to be a popular camera. It’s not surprising, really. A lot of EOS 1DX Mark III (and probably Nikon D6) owners have been wanting ot make the jump to mirrorless for a while now, just waiting for a true sports and photojournalism flagship model to come along.
But it’s proven to be so popular that by Thursday, Canon Japan had already posted a statement saying they can’t keep up with the demand. And that’s not the only product they can’t keep up with, either. Pretty much everything else announced along with the EOS R3 and other new releases are also now lagging behind.
The complete (Google translated) statement reads:
We have received more orders than expected for each of the following products, and it will take some time before delivery.
We thank you for your many orders and apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers. Thank you kindly look forward for your understanding.
- RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 IS USM
- RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM
- RF400mm F2.8 L IS USM
- RF600mm F4 L IS USM
- Ring type tripod mount E (B)
- RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM
- EOS R3
- Eye cup ER-h
- Eye cup ER-hE
- Strap ER-L1
- RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM
- RF16mm F2.8 STM
- Lens hood EW-65C
- Multi-accessory shoe adapter AD-E1
- Speedlight transmitter ST-E10
- Multi-accessory shoe directional stereo microphone DM-E1D
- Multi-accessory shoe Smartphone link adapter AD-P1
With the silicon shortage and COVID still both being kind of a thing, it’s not much of a surprise, really. But if you didn’t get your EOS R3 pre-ordered in the first day or so, then you’re probably going to be waiting a long time for it to show up now.
As has been shown in the past, you might have better luck finding one at a smaller, local, independent camera shop than you will at the big chains and retailers where customer demand is lower. This was how many early adopters managed to get their hands on a Pocket 4K while others were struggling with Amazon and the big high street stores.
[via Digital Camera World]