Sony Suspends Sales, Orders Of Its ZV-E10 Mirrorless Camera, Citing Chip Shortage

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Sony has (re) joined the ranks of technology manufacturers tempering expectations before the holiday season. The Japanese company has already warned that the PlayStation 5 will be rarer. Its ZV-E10 mirrorless camera, a vlogger favorite, is also set to become a rarity in the coming months.

Sony announced this via its website, where it said, “the supply of spare parts is being delayed due to the effects of the global semiconductor shortage.”

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This means that the company will not be selling the shooter through its website. It also won’t be taking unit orders, which means what’s in store now is what we have. “Regarding resuming order acceptance, we will consider it by observing the status of parts supply, and notify you separately on the product information page,” the company said.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the only camera hardware Sony has put on hold due to the current chip shortage. The A7 II, A6400 and A6100 were all temporarily retired in November of this year. A selection of other gear, including Sony shotgun pickups, is also scarce. Canon, Fujifilm and Nikon have also all made concessions to the lack of semiconductor hardware available this year.

Cameras are not the only area affected. Nintendo’s Switch will experience reduced production this year. Laptops are scarce everywhere. Even BMW is removing features from some of its car models due to the chip shortage. Sony is reducing some of its cameras isn’t even that surprising.

Source: Digital photography review

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