Sony USA issues statement on NEX-7 availability

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posted Friday, December 9, 2011 at 4:43 AM EDT

Sony's Alpha NEX-7 compact system camera. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc.Sony USA has now issued a statement regarding availability of its Alpha NEX-7 compact system camera, whose production and delivery has been affected by widespread flooding in Thailand over the last couple of months.

According to the statement, customers who've pre-ordered the Sony NEX-7 should start receiving their cameras later this month, and while production capacity is not yet 100%, the company is hard at work to restore full production as soon as possible.

In full, the statement from Sony Electronics Inc. is as follows:

"Sony USA is happy to announce that limited quantities of the new NEX-7 camera will begin shipping to pre-order customers this month.  Overall production capacity remains restrained as a result of the recent floods in Thailand, but we've made significant progress recovering our manufacturing capabilities and supply chain. We're continuing to aggressively pursue all efforts to restore full production capability of the NEX-7 and other affected models."