Nikon Japan has announced that while it intends to begin shipping Nikon Z fc cameras on schedule starting July 23, it does not have the supply to meet all demand. Additionally, overwhelming numbers of orders for the 28mm f/2.8 special edition kit have forced the company to delay it indefinitely. Nikon has announced that it has finalized the shipping timeline for the Z fc camera and, despite warning that it did not have enough supply to meet demand over a month ago, has finalized the shipping timeline for the camera. Unfortunately, while some Z fc cameras will start shipping this week, the volume will not be enough to meet the current pre-order numbers.
“We are pleased to inform you that the release date of the APS-C size (Nikon DX-format) mirrorless camera “Z fc” and related products, which was announced to be released in late July 2021, has been finalized.
We have received a large number of reservations for the “Z fc” and “Z fc 16-50 VR SL Lens Kits” that exceeded our expectations. For some customers who are currently making reservations, it may take some time before the product is delivered.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to customers who are waiting for our products. We will do our utmost to deliver the product as soon as possible, and we appreciate your understanding.”
Additionally, Nikon has been forced to postpone the release of the Z fc 28mm f/2.8 Special Edition Kit indefinitely — Nikon has not provided a timeline for when it expects to be able to fulfill orders. Below is the statement on the delay, translated:
“The “Z fc 28mm f / 2.8 Special Edition Kit,” which is scheduled to be released in late July 2021, has received a large number of reservations beyond expectations, and due to the delay in parts supply, the supply amount is sufficient for release. Is not expected to be available. Therefore, we have decided to postpone the release. We will inform you of the release date as soon as it is confirmed.”
More info on Nikon’s website.