Nikon has today announced that the launch of their new Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera has been delayed until October 2016 due to the effects of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes.
Nikon explained in its press release today that suppliers of parts for Nikon digital cameras with interchangeable lenses, interchangeable lenses, and compact digital cameras, were affected by the series of earthquakes that started earlier this month on April 14th 2016 in Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan.
As more details become apparent Nikon says it will keep issuing updates on the cameras release dates which currently include the :
– Nikon Coolpix A300, B500: May 2016
– Nikon Coolpix A900, B700: July 2016
– Nikon KeyMission 360: October 2016
– Nikon DL: June 2016 (for all three models)
The new Nikon compact digital cameras, COOLPIX A300 and B500 will be available in May 2016, the COOLPIX A900 and B700 will arrive in July 2016 and the Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera will be available in October 2016 as more time is required for software adjustment. The new COOLPIX products were originally scheduled for release in April and the KeyMission 360 action camera was announced for a spring 2016 release.
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Source: Nikon Rumours