The Nikon 1 V3 has been out of stock with many retailers online and elsewhere, making the mirrorless camera hard to come by. The duration of the stock shortage has prompted an apology from Nikon Japan, which it recently posted on its website.

According to the statement from Nikon, the shortage is on the manufacturing end, with production failing to meet demand. Also mentioned in the apology is the DF-N1000 EVF accessory (bundled with the 1 V3 in the US but optional in other territories), which has suffered from the same out-of-stock issue due to low production capacity. As expected, Nikon says it is continuing with 'intensive production' efforts to catch up on the backlog.

We recently published our Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review detailing what's new over the previous version and our overall impression of the camera. You can also take a look at our gallery of real-world samples.

Brittany Hillen is a contributing news writer for DPReview.