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Sony stops manufacturing of all a7 II collection and a6400 cameras as a result of chip shortages: Digital Pictures Evaluation


Sony’s a7R II full-frame mirrorless digital camera system.

Sony Japan has printed a discover on its web site informing customers that it’ll cease manufacturing of 5 digital camera techniques and an adjunct because of the international semiconductor scarcity.

In its discover, which doubles as an apology, Sony says it stopped the acceptance of orders from distributors and clients on November 19, 2021 for the next tools: a7 II collection cameras, a6400 collection cameras, a6100 cameras (black fashions solely, apparently), PXW-Z190 skilled 4K camcorder and the ECM-B1M shotgun microphone.

Sony’s a6400 APS-C mirrorless digital camera system.

The discover suggests all orders taken by November 19, 2021 shall be delivered, though could possibly be delayed. As for whether or not or not manufacturing will return for these merchandise is one thing Sony Japan says it ‘will think about whereas observing the standing of components provides.’ ‘We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience brought about to our clients,’ says Sony Japan.

Sony’s a7 II full-frame mirrorless digital camera with an FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens hooked up.

Whereas definitely ageing, the a7 II, a6400 and a6100 collection cameras are well-regarded and infrequently bought by those that want to avoid wasting cash by going with older-generation tools. In reality, every of those cameras nonetheless maintain spots in our varied shopping for guides, together with the a7 II in our ‘Finest Cameras Beneath $1500’ shopping for information and the Sony a6100 in our ‘Finest Cameras Beneath $1000’ shopping for information, whereby it nonetheless holds the highest spot.

Discover (machine-translated):

Thanks to your continued patronage of Sony merchandise.

At the moment, with regard to digital imaging merchandise, components procurement is delayed because of the results of worldwide semiconductor shortages.

Subsequently, after November 19, 2021, we are going to droop the acceptance of orders from our distributors and clients on the Sony retailer for sure fashions with tight provide. ..

Concerning the resumption of order acceptance, we are going to think about it whereas observing the standing of components provide, and can inform you individually on the product data web page.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience brought about to our clients.

We’ll do our utmost to ship the product as quickly as potential, and we respect your understanding.

[Products subject to suspension of order acceptance]

Digital single-lens digital camera: α7 II collection / α6400 collection / α6100 physique (black)
Shotgun microphone: ECM-B1M
Skilled camcorder: PXW-Z190

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