Earlier this week we reported on the closing of Sony factories in Southern Japan due to a series of tragic earthquakes and aftershocks that left at least 41 people dead and many buildings damaged.
Although Sony was the first company to release a statement on the closing of its factories, it appears Sony might not be the only camera company affected.
Today, Nikon announced that a few of its recently announced cameras will be delayed.
It’s unknown whether the earthquakes and delays are related, but considering Nikon is known for using Sony sensors in their cameras, it wouldn’t be surprising if Sony’s damaged factories are a contributing factor in Nikon’s production delays.
The cameras currently delayed according to Nikon are the DL-series compact cameras, Coolpix A300/A900, Coolpix B500/B700 and the KeyMission 360 action cam.
As for the delays themselves, Nikon is yet to release an updated shipping timeframe for the DL-series compacts, but notes ‘serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing’ as the cause for the delays.
The Coolpix A300 and B500 are getting pushed back to a May 2016 release while the Coolpix A900 and B700 are getting bumped back to a July 2016 release.
The KeyMission 360 action cam is getting the biggest delay, with the new release set for October 2016, a far cry from the Spring 2016 timeframe Nikon originally mentioned.