Coronavirus outbreak causes Canon to temporarily close five factories

Coronavirus outbreak causes Canon to temporarily close five factories
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As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread panic and alarm across the world, businesses are clearly starting to feel the strain – and the camera industry is no exception. Canon has recently announced that it's temporarily shutting down five factories on Japan's Kyushu island due to supply shortages from China.

With most camera manufacturing occurring in the countries that have been worst hit, including China and South Korea, we're not surprised to see that factories are beginning to be affected. 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.