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Nikon DSLR Factory Hit by Thailand’s Worst Floods in 50 Years

Thailand is experiencing the worst flooding it has seen in more than 50 years, and Nikon is also getting hit hard. A statement released by the company today (and photos emerging from the area) reveals that the company’s entry-level DSLR factory there is now swamped with water:

The 1st floor of all buildings at the premises are presently submerged. Details of the damages are now under investigation. [...] We are continuing to investigate details of the damage, but are unable to predict how soon operation will be resumed. We will set up our recovery support system and endeavor to restart its operation as early as possible.

This may lead to a shortage in supply and an increase in prices — the same thing we saw after the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year.

Notice on the damage from the flood in Thailand (via Nikon Rumors)


Image credit: Photograph by Noppatjak Attanon and used with permission


 
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  • Xavierdjx

    Sony has also problems in thailand and obliged them to postpose the launch date of the A77 in Europe.

  • Anonymous

    Just in time for unilateral pricing!

  • http://www.casagli.com Alessandro Casagli

    Unilateral prices, unfortunate facebook status, the pointless mirrorless and now the flooding. Nikon, give us the new professional cameras to avoid hard times ahead..

  • Anonymous

    It’s too late. I just hope Sony kicks them off their high horse with the A77. Unfortunately that is also delayed due to the flooding.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/throughpaintedeyes/ Through Painted Eyes

    Oh c’mon!!!! I really hope this doesn’t delay even further the release of the D800.

  • DigiFilm

    Yea your right. To Hell with the devastated people as long as you get your D800!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/throughpaintedeyes/ Through Painted Eyes

    Oh get off your high horse. Become a saint and then you can say stuff like that. Otherwise your hypocrisy nulls and voids.

  • The Windy Villain

    All flagship gear is made in Japan, so that will include the D800 when it finally comes.

  • Photojourno

    I just want the new D800, so I can take photo’s of the people floating away :(

  • Guest

    Oh no! You can’t get your D800 in time to take photos of the bodies being swept away by the flood? That’s too bad, it would have made for a great series. The bodies are on public streets so it’s fair game.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/throughpaintedeyes/ Through Painted Eyes

    Hahahahahaah, gold!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/throughpaintedeyes/ Through Painted Eyes

    :)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/throughpaintedeyes/ Through Painted Eyes

    :)

  • Kyrockchalk

    All of you are sick bastards!