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Canon EOS R3 Shipping Delay – Possibly More than Half a Year

December 9th, 2021 Jump to Comment Section 4
Canon EOS R3 Shipping Delay – Possibly More than Half a Year

The pandemic and global worldwide component shortage continue to strike, and Canon recently announced that the Canon EOS R3 and Canon RF 14-35mm F/4 L IS USM lens might face a six-month shipping delay if you place a new order now.

The Canon EOS R3 was officially announced in late September, and with incredible video capabilities, it made a lot of waves on the Internet. The R3 is Canon’s latest flagship mirrorless camera.

It can record video internally in 6K RAW at up to 60P with one of the best autofocus systems available on the market and internal image stabilization. It even just became one of our favorite mirrorless cameras of 2021!

However, If the Canon EOS R3 was on your Santa wishlist, chances are you’ll probably not find it under your Christmas tree.

Canon EOS R3 shipping delay

Canon recently announced that, due to component shortage and a large number of orders exceeding their expectations, it might take them more than half a year to deliver new orders. Here is Canon’s official statement:

Thank you for your continued patronage of Canon products.

Currently, we have received orders for each of the following products in excess of expectations, and due to the impact of global parts supply, delivery delays are occurring. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers and business partners.

The products are scheduled to be shipped one by one, but it is expected that it will take a lot of time for the new camera body EOS R3 and RF lens RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM.

We sincerely apologize for the long wait for our long-awaited customers. We will continue to take measures to ensure a stable supply of products so that we can deliver our products as soon as possible. Thank you kindly look forward for your understanding.

About supply: It will be shipped in sequence, but it may take more than half a year to deliver when you place a new order:

Canon EOS R3
Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM Lens

About supply: We plan to ship the products one by one, but it may take longer than usual to deliver.

Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM Lens
Canon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM Lens
Canon RF 400mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens
Eye cup ER-hE
Lens hood EW-65C

source: Canon Japan

It means that if you already ordered a Canon EOS R3, the shipping delay will be less severe, and you should receive it much faster. But, if you waited to pull the trigger, you now know what to expect.

But, Canon is not the only company impacted by global semiconductor shortages, as Sony also announced that they’d stop taking orders for their ZV-E10 vlog camera only a few months after the official release.

Did you already receive your Canon EOS R3? Are you still in the waiting queue for the R3? Don’t hesitate to let us know if shipping delays impacted your recent productions!

Featured image credit: Background photo by DuoNguyen on Unsplash, Canon R3 image credit: Canon, editing by CineD

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