The ongoing chip shortage and general supply chain constraints has impacted nearly every camera and lens manufacturer. Just last week, Sony announced it would no longer take orders for some of its older mirrorless cameras. Now, Canon has published a notice informing consumers that orders for its flagship EOS R3 mirrorless camera could take up to six months to ship.
In the announcement, shared on Canon’s website under the headline ‘Apology and guidance regarding the supply status of products,’ Canon says it could take ‘a lot of time’ for its new EOS R3 and RF 14–35mm F4 L IS USM to ship out to consumers. Canon says ‘the products are scheduled to be shipped one-by-one,’ but it’s not going to happen at a rapid pace.
According to Canon, ‘it may take more than half a year to deliver when you place a new order’ for its EOS R3 camera and RF 14–35mm F4 L IS USM lens. Other lenses and accessories are also being impacted. Specifically, Canon says the RF 16mm F2.8 STM, RF 100–400mm F5.6–8 IS USM and RF 400mm F2.8 L IS USM will ‘take longer than usual to ship.’
It shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise considering the current state of the market. But it’s worth keeping in mind that you might want to plan accordingly if you’re anticipating needing Canon’s EOS R3 camera in hand anytime soon.