Following the earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan, on 15 and 16 April, Nikon has announced delays in the release of new digital cameras that were originally scheduled for this month.


Due to problems with the suppliers of parts, who were affected by the earthquakes, the new Nikon compact digital cameras, Coolpix A300 and B500 have been delayed until May 2016. The Coolpix A900 and B700 will not arrive until July  2016. The Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera will not be released before October 2016 as more time is required for software adjustment.

In addition, the premium compact cameras, Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 (above), will be delayed due to the serious issues with the built-in integrated circuit for image processing. These cameras were originally scheduled for a June 2016 release. The new release date has yet to be determined.

Nikon is making every effort to bring these models to market at the earliest possible date without compromising product quality. Updates to products status will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.