21 Mar '11, 5am

Camera Production Hit by Japanese Earthquake: Panasonic has closed the Fukushima plant that produces Lumix digit...

Camera Production Hit by Japanese Earthquake Photographer Thom Hogan reports that camera production has been hard hit by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami: Nikon has closed their FX body and lens plants with no word on when they might be re-opened. Canon has closed several plants, the most relevant one being the one that makes their pro lenses. Fujifilm has closed the plant that makes the just released X100. Panasonic has closed the Fukushima plant that produces Lumix digital cameras. Sigma reported damage to equipment at one factory and suspended operations at two others due to rolling blackouts. An Epson plant was hit by the tsunami, and three others are currently shut down due to rolling blackouts. This is an update to his earlier report about the Japanese camera manufacturers affected: Nikon has issued a statement about the impact of the earthquake on their operation...

Full article: http://www.hardwarezone.com/tech-news/view/156925

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