Nikon is pushing back the release of its D6 camera for professional sports photographers.
The company originally planned for a March release, but that’s been pushed back to sometime in May due to a shortage of components caused by actions taken to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
Here is what Nikon said:
"As a result of delays in the procurement of parts and components from a third-party cooperating company due to measures implemented in response to the spread of COVID-19, the release of the new Nikon D6 digital SLR camera, originally planned for March 2020, will be delayed. We sincerely apologize to our customers and all those concerned for any inconvenience this may cause."
Nikon is now planning to release the Nikon D6 in May 2020 and will announce the new release date once it has been determined.
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