Nikon Says Japan Quake Has Not Altered Availability of Cameras in U.S.

Rumors made the rounds on the Internet this week that Nikon would be cancelling one of its point-and-shoot cameras, the Coolpix S4100, as a result of the earthquake in Japan. Not exactly true, it turns out.

According to a spokesperson for Nikon USA we communicated with, though the release of the 14MP camera and its slightly higher-end counterpart, the 16MP Coolpix S6100, have been cancelled for Japan, the two Coolpix models are available in the U.S. and the rest of “the Americas.”

Here’s the quote we got from Nikon USA:

“The Nikon COOLPIX S4100 and S6100 cameras are available in the Americas. As recently reported by Nikon Corporation, sales of these products are being discontinued in some markets however availability of these products in the Americas will not be impacted.”

Though that news is somewhat encouraging for photographers worried about limited supplies of photo gear because of the Japan quake, camera manufacturers have clearly been affected by the disaster. How much so, we’re still trying to figure out.

If you’ve noticed any recent shortage of photography supplies in your area, please leave a comment below.

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