In the fourth offical update on the situation in Thailand, Nikon has declared that everything should be back to normal by March of next year. The recent announcement of a new flash was definitely a good sign, and this shows that things are improving, however slowly. By Nikon’s own account, the factory has been completely pumped clean of water, and now they’re focusing on restoring the infrastructure.
Nikon already has limited production going underway at partner factories, with some DSLRs and lenses shipping out from November 30th. They hope to have some factory operations from January, and expect everything to be back up to full speed by March of 2012. This follows reports of Nikon also gearing up some operations in Japan to pick up numbers, and Sony resuming production of the previously haulted SLT and NEX cameras.
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