NEX-7 shipping delayed because of floods in Thailand?

Started Oct 15, 2011 | Discussions thread
uhligfd Senior Member • Posts: 2,838
Re: NEX-7 shipping delayed because of floods in Thailand?

Re: NEX-7 shipping delayed because of floods in Thailand? [SIMILAR]
uhligfd - 4 days ago

I went to google earth and Attuyhah (?). As told above, it is about 70 miles/kilometers from the coast and it lies only about 7 meters (or 20 feet) above sea level.

So it will take months for the water to recede through flooding Bangkok and then onto the sea in its 70 mile almost level course.

And yes, the A77, the whole NEX line is "outsourced" to Attuyhah (?) and all these Sony cameras and their kit lenses are only manufactured there. The Bangkok Post has articles as how the few workers who can get through to the factories there are trying to bring all machinery up to the second floors ... If the machines go under, so does NEX etc ...

Looks like there might be new NEX 7 and A77 again in February, or April/May/June .... or who knows if they even go back to NEX 7 then or start with NEX 9 right away ...

So patience is the virtue we must now have, except for the few cameras/lenses that are already in the mail ... nada for a while, for a long while ...

I hate it when i predict correctly. It is only geography here that sinks the NEX: 7 m drop in 70 km of this landscape to the sea. Or a drop of 0.0001 %, which is "nothing".

So these floods will dissipate very slowly (months, weeks); then the clean up of the floors etc, the trashing of the clean environment rooms where the sensors are baked ... If Sony rebuilds at all ... in Ayutthaya ...

I expect to see just a few - now in the mail - NEX and A77 to ever be produced. The next NEX shall be a NEX 9 with rotating viewfinder and very similar to the NEX 7 otherwise. It will be available by ~ late next summer.
The NEX 5N supply will dry up soon as well ... Use film!

All rice production this year on these plains is wiped out, too. Much of East Asia depends on Thailand's rice ...

I wish Thailand and Sony well. Sorry guys.

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