Nikon's next FF camera - some indications
Posted 19 October 2011 - 18:05
Furthermore, production in Japan of D4/D800 may also be hampered, since production of parts of that supply chain also come from Thailand, which ones and what percentage I don't know, but I know that RAM and other silicon are sourced there.
Japanese are resilient, but this one two punch has put to my mind, no conceivable pro body until next year, with actual D800 or D4 supply constrained into 2013.
Not a surprise, but sobering given the current conditions.
Posted 19 October 2011 - 20:11
"“Electronic manufacturers also are heavily dependent onproduction in Thailand. Nikon Corp.’s Thailand plant produces low- to mid-rangesingle-lens reflex cameras, which account for 90 percent of the company’s SLRcamera production."
I just hope that they had enough time to evacuate the most important tools they have before the flood reached the factory as it did have some advance notice of the approaching flood.
Edited by Larry, 19 October 2011 - 20:18 .
Posted 19 October 2011 - 23:05
Posted 20 October 2011 - 15:18
I would believe that the image sensors are manufactured in Japan. Thailand factories are for the body assembling. I'm not sure if any FX bodies are made in Thailand (are they?).
FX bodies are assembled in Japan but may need some components from Thailand. Given the unparalleled disruption in Thailand, I would not be surprised if FX assembly may also be impacted.
Posted 20 October 2011 - 15:28
Posted 20 October 2011 - 17:47
This double-whammy must be devastating for all the people (and their families) who are part of the Nikon corporation.
Posted 20 October 2011 - 19:51
Posted 21 October 2011 - 00:32
Do you also do ceramics?
Posted 21 October 2011 - 18:38
Posted 26 October 2011 - 21:24
Not completely true; D700 can be found in 2 versions; one (first batches) from Japan; and the rest from Thailand. Last time I checked, the D700 is a FX camera
FX cameras are assembled at the Nikon Sendai plant in northern Japan, a city which was badly impacted by the tsunami and earthquake.
The two versions are equal in picture quality and parts; but I've testet 2 of each; the Thailand edition doesn't feel exactly the same (hard to explain; the same with both sets). I could actually tell without looking under the camera, and just by using, the origin of each individual camera.
I actually didn't know they produced D700 i Thailand, but they felt different, and the common denominator was the country they were assembled.
Edited by TGB, 26 October 2011 - 21:43 .
Posted 26 October 2011 - 21:57
Posted 26 October 2011 - 22:00
Then I interpreted your comment the wrong way.
You statements do not invalidate my comment. FX production is in Sendai. When I visited the plant (2007) they ran all their D3 production there. This does not exclude production of other models elsewhere.
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