Sony to stop production of a7 II and a6100 due to supply issues; stop controls for four other cameras
The chip shortage has caused chaos in the tech industry. Naturally, camera makers haven’t been spared – and Sony is the latest to announce the temporary suspension of multiple cameras. Sony has stopped producing a7 II and a6100, and he stopped taking orders for a7C, a6400, a6600, and ZV-E10.
Sony Japan has released a statement on its website on December 23, citing “global semiconductor shortages” as the reason for the product’s suspension:
Thank you for your continued support for Sony products.
Currently, when it comes to digital imaging products, the supply of spare parts is delayed due to the effects of global semiconductor shortages.
Therefore, we will suspend the acceptance of orders from our distributors and Sony store customers as follows for specific models with tight supply.
In addition, we will notify you as follows as there is a change in the supply status of some products which are subject to suspension of order acceptance.
Suspension of Order Acceptance We will consider resuming order acceptance of the Target Product while respecting the status of parts supply, and notify you separately on the Product Information page.
We deeply apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers.
We will do our best to deliver the product as soon as possible and appreciate your understanding.
Sony suspended orders for those same cameras in November and earlier this month. However, the company did not stop production at the time. At the time of the announcement on November 19, the a7 II and a6100 were designated as “product subject to order acceptance suspension”. But Sony writes that there is “no prospect of a future parts supply,” so production ceased on December 23 and no one knows when it will resume. You can still order the a7 II and the a6100 on B&H though, so if you were planning on buying them… You better hurry.
[via Photo Rumors]