Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nikon DSLRs in short supply

If you have been giving any thought to buying a Nikon DSLR, including the great new 7000, you might want to jump on it now.  The plant that makes a lot of the low-to-mid range Nikon DSLRs is very, very underwater from flooding in Thailand.  The cameras will be in short supply, making it unlikely to see any big discounts for Black Friday or Christmas.  From what I have read, it sounds like they may have to rebuild the plant from scratch.  Fine assembly machines don't work well after weeks under water.

The Washington Post has some interesting pictures of the flooding here.
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