23rd September 2023

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Fujifilm’s ingenious new idea to combat camera delays? Get more parts!

Like so many of the leading camera manufacturers, Fujifilm has struggled with parts shortages. This has resulted in long delays, long waits for customers, and a backlog of orders that the company just can’t keep up with. But now it looks like it has found a simple solution: get in more parts from suppliers. 

We’ve reported a lot of delays since the pandemic. It’s as if humanity never really recovered from factory and manufacturing issues, and sadly that meant that almost every camera release since has been later than planned. Take the Fujifilm X100V, which was released three years ago; you still can’t walk into a shop and buy one because it’s so in demand. When the Fujifilm X-S20 was released in May, the company warned of stock issues almost straight away.