The floods in Thailand have affected Canon, Nikon and Sony. Canon appears to have got off relatively lightly with their printer production disrupted. But the Yomiuri Shimbun/Asia News Network are reporting
Nikon Corp.’s Thailand plant produces low- to mid-range single-lens reflex cameras, which account for 90 percent of the company’s SLR camera production.
The table at the top of that article suggests that there is no prospect of recovery at the affected factory. I'm unclear whether Nikon produces all of its low- to mid-range single-lens reflex cameras at the affected plant or just some of them.
From the same article we have:
Sony Corp. manufactures all of its digital SLR cameras in the industrial area of Ayutthaya.
The table at the top of that article suggests that there is no prospect of recovery at the affected factory. Reuters report
Sony Corp said on Thursday it would delay indefinitely the launches of several new cameras, lens kits and headphones after flooding forced it to halt production at some plants in Thailand.
The products, which were to be put on sale in November, include the high-end mirrorless NEX-7 camera and the single-lens reflex alpha 65.
It is beginning to look as though the eagerly anticipated NEX-7 won't be weighing down any Christmas stockings this year.
The disruption goes much further. Bloomberg television were reporting last night that 25% of all hard drives are made in Thailand. Again, it's not clear what percentage of that production has actually been disrupted but Bloomberg were predicting a shortage. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Whether you should act on it if you were planning a Christmas purchase only you can decide.