Another camera from Sony’s lineup has been impacted by the global chip shortage. According to Digital Photography Review, Sony is stopping orders for the ZV-E10, a mirrorless vlogging camera that was announced in August.
Sony announced the suspension of the camera in a blog post on its website, stating that it will no longer sell the ZV-E10 through its store or any of its distributors for the time being. “With regard to digital imaging products, parts procurement is delayed due to the effects of global semiconductor shortages,” according to a translation of Sony’s notification.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the only Sony product that has been temporarily retired this year. Sony discontinued the A7 II, A6400, and A1600 series cameras, as well as the ECM-B1M shotgun mic and PXW-Z190 camcorder, in November. In April, Sony postponed the release of the Handycam HDR-CX680 camcorder.
The Sony A9 appears to be discontinued — or at least in short supply — on both Adorama and B&H Photo, where it’s labelled as “No longer available.” The Sony A7R II, which is six years old, is similarly listed as unavailable on internet stores.
Camera firms, like virtually every other industry, are currently battling to produce enough items to fulfil consumer demand. Nikon discontinued including the EH-7P AC adapter with its Z7 and Z7 II cameras in June due to a shortage of parts.
Canon has also announced shipping delays of up to “half a year” when ordering its new EOS R3, while Fujifilm had shipping delays earlier this year with its X-S10 and other camera gear.