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The rumored D800 delay is not Nikon’s fault

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I guess some [NR] followers have not read my previous posts or just failed to realize the seriousness of the situation in Thailand which was probably the reason for the Nikon D800 announcement delay. You cannot really blame Nikon or [NR] for that. Here is a quick recap of my posts from the past few weeks: October […]

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Water levels at Rojana Industrial Park in Thailand are currently between 2.6 and 2.87 meters

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You can check the water levels at Rojana Industrial Park in Thailand on this website (updated daily). The current level is between 2.6 and 2.87 meters (between 8.5-9.5 feet): Nikon latest report mentioned the level to be “around 2 meters”

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Nikon issued second notice on the damage from the flood in Thailand

Nikon just published a second notice on the damage from the flood in Thailand (see first statement here) – they cannot provide any estimation on the potential damages because they still don’t have access to the factory. There are no reported casualties from Nikon’s employees. As expected, there will be products shortage. No word on […]

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The situation in Thailand doesn’t look good for Nikon

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Nationmultimedia published the above table about the effect of the Thailand flooding on Japanese companies. Quote from the same article: “Electronic manufacturers also are heavily dependent on production in Thailand. Nikon Corp.’s Thailand plant produces low- to mid-range single-lens reflex cameras, which account for 90 percent of the company’s SLR camera production.”

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Chasseur d’Images: two big major Nikon announcements expected in the coming weeks have been postponed

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A reader just sent me this note from the French Chasseur d’Images (Google translation) suggesting that two major Nikon announcements have been postponed as a result of the flooding in Thailand: “Two big major launches, expected in the coming weeks, have been cancelled / postponed. Some recently announced cameras are delayed due to lack of some material.”

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Nikon’s financial results may be impacted by the flooding in Thailand

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Nikon stock price dropped 3.5% as a result of the flooding in Thailand. Nikon may experience some serious financial losses if their Thailand plant stays closed for over a month: “Nikon’s inventory of SLR cameras will probably last for about a month and the effect on earnings would be negligible should the company resume the plant’s operation within a month, […]

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