Sony Japan has announced it’s halting production of two more cameras due to the ongoing chip shortage. Sony Japan also confirmed it is no longer producing another pair of cameras as an end-of-li

In a statement posted to Sony Japan’s website, Sony says it is no longer fulfilling orders for its a7C full-frame mirrorless camera and its a6600 APS-C mirrorless camera, as ‘there is a delay in procurement of parts for digital imaging products due to the global shortage of semiconductors.’ Sony even suggests current orders could go unfulfilled, saying ‘in addition, some orders will be suspended.’ Sony Japan says it will keep retailers and consumers updated on the supply status via the product pages on its website for the respective products.

Both the a7C and a6600 are relatively new cameras, both released in the second half of 2020. So, to see Sony depreciate these models is a bit of a surprise. Presumably, Sony is making this move in an effort to direct chips to its higher-end (and more expensive) full-frame camera systems, such as the a7 IV, a1 and a7S III models.

This is the current state of Sony's camera production cancellations, as listed in the recent announcement.

In the same announcement, Sony also confirmed that it will no longer produce any a7 II or a6100 camera systems. In mid-November, Sony ceased taking orders for both of these camera models, citing supply chain issues. Now, Sony says there ‘is no prospect of future parts’ for these cameras. So, if you’re hoping to get your hands on an a7 II or a6100, you might want to do so sooner than later, because as of December 23, 2021, no more will be produced.

Sony Japan says it ‘sincerely apologize[s] for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers’ and says it ‘will do [its] best to deliver the product as soon as possible.’ Below is the statement in its entirety (machine-translated via DeepL):

Notice and Apology for Temporary Suspension of Orders for Digital Imaging Products

Thank you very much for your continued patronage of Sony products.

Due to the global shortage of semiconductors and other factors, there are currently delays in the procurement of parts for digital imaging products.

Therefore, we would like to inform you that we will temporarily stop accepting orders from our distributors and from customers at the Sony Store for certain models for which supply is tight, as follows.

In addition, there will be a change in the supply status of some of the products subject to the suspension of orders as follows.

The resumption of order acceptance for the products subject to the suspension of order acceptance will be announced separately on the product information page as we review the status of parts supply.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers.

We will do our best to deliver the product as soon as possible, and appreciate your understanding.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)