Sony ceases orders for a7C and a6600, confirms a7 II and a6100 have reached end-of-life: Digital Pictures Evaluate


Sony Japan has introduced it’s halting manufacturing of two extra cameras as a result of ongoing chip scarcity. Sony Japan additionally confirmed it’s not producing one other pair of cameras as an end-of-li

In a press release posted to Sony Japan’s web site, Sony says it’s not fulfilling orders for its a7C full-frame mirrorless digicam and its a6600 APS-C mirrorless digicam, as ‘there’s a delay in procurement of elements for digital imaging merchandise as a result of international scarcity of semiconductors.’ Sony even suggests present orders may go unfulfilled, saying ‘as well as, some orders will probably be suspended.’ Sony Japan says it’ll maintain retailers and customers up to date on the availability standing by way of the product pages on its web site for the respective merchandise.

Each the a7C and a6600 are comparatively new cameras, each launched within the second half of 2020. So, to see Sony depreciate these fashions is a little bit of a shock. Presumably, Sony is making this transfer in an effort to direct chips to its higher-end (and costlier) full-frame digicam methods, such because the a7 IV, a1 and a7S III fashions.

That is the present state of Sony’s digicam manufacturing cancellations, as listed within the latest announcement.

In the identical announcement, Sony additionally confirmed that it’ll not produce any a7 II or a6100 digicam methods. In mid-November, Sony ceased taking orders for each of those digicam fashions, citing provide chain points. Now, Sony says there ‘is not any prospect of future elements’ for these cameras. So, when you’re hoping to get your fingers on an a7 II or a6100, you would possibly need to accomplish that before later, as a result of as of December 23, 2021, no extra will probably be produced.

Sony Japan says it ‘sincerely apologize[s] for any inconvenience this will trigger to our prospects’ and says it ‘will do [its] finest to ship the product as quickly as potential.’ Under is the assertion in its entirety (machine-translated by way of DeepL):

Discover and Apology for Momentary Suspension of Orders for Digital Imaging Merchandise

Thanks very a lot on your continued patronage of Sony merchandise.

As a result of international scarcity of semiconductors and different components, there are at the moment delays within the procurement of elements for digital imaging merchandise.

Subsequently, we want to inform you that we’ll quickly cease accepting orders from our distributors and from prospects on the Sony Retailer for sure fashions for which provide is tight, as follows.

As well as, there will probably be a change within the provide standing of a few of the merchandise topic to the suspension of orders as follows.

The resumption of order acceptance for the merchandise topic to the suspension of order acceptance will probably be introduced individually on the product info web page as we assessment the standing of elements provide.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this will trigger to our prospects.

We are going to do our greatest to ship the product as quickly as potential, and respect your understanding.

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