Canon, like almost every other manufacturer, faces camera shortages. Back in March, they announced a list detailing those bottlenecks and what we have to wait for. The bad news is that the list still exists and instead of posting new announcements every time, they just update the old one. There are still a number of products in the new list, and some of those products remain the same, although there are a few new ones.
The good news, however, is that Canon doesn’t mention waiting times longer than 6 months in the list, as it did in March, and there are far fewer products than this time last year. The list has changed to include new items such as the EOS R7 and the EOS R6 Mark II. Canon says they ship fine, but delivery may take longer than usual, but the wait might not seem to be as long as they are.
The Canon EOS R3 and RF 14-35mm f4L IS USM lens topped the previous list in March, with a note that “delivery for a new order can take more than half a year”. They were both on the original list from last October as well. These items are no longer on the list at all. Neither are the RF 16mm f2.8 STM and the RF 1200mm f8L IS USM. But we do see two new cameras added to the list along with the RF 135mm f1.8L IS USM and the newly announced Speedlite EL-5.
The current announcement and list looks like this:
Thank you for your continued support of Canon products.
Currently we have received more orders than expected for each of the following products and are experiencing shipping delays due to the impact of global parts supply. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers and business partners.
We apologize again that our customers had to wait so long. We will continue to take measures for stable product supply so that we can deliver products as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
We plan to ship in order but delivery may take longer than usual.
It’s no surprise that new cameras have been added to the list. After all, they did the same with the EOS R3 just days after the announcement. To be honest, I’m a bit surprised that the EOS R10 isn’t included. Anyway, the list is a bit longer than it was in March and a lot smaller than last October, but at least Canon isn’t warning about delays of more than 6 months now. It’s unclear exactly how long it will take before you receive your products, but it should be shorter than before.