Fujifilm X-S10 falls foul of global component shortage

Fujifilm X-S10
(Image credit: Fujifilm)

Supply chain disruption and electronic component shortages have caused Fujifilm to announce shipping delays to its Fujifilm X-S10 as well as up to nine Fujinon X Series lenses. 

The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic combined with an already constricted supply chain and tarriffs on imported Chinese goods are taking their toll in the electronics marketplace, and have resulted in Fujifilm making the announcement regarding the supply of its mid-range mirrorless camera, the Fujifilm X-S10, as well as seven Fujinon XF lenses and two Fujinon XC zooms.

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Fujifilm said, "For some models of the mirrorless digital camera Fujifilm X-S10 and interchangeable lenses for the mirrorless digital camera X Series, it may take some time before the product is delivered due to the delay in parts procurement." It confirmed that the camera and lenses affected were:

Fujifilm X-S10 – body only, single lens and double lens kits

Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR

Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR

Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 R WR

Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro

Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR

Fujinon XC 35mm f/2 

Fujinon XC 15-45 f/3.5-5.6 OIZ PZ

Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS

Fujinon XF 55-200 f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

The supply problems stem from before the global pandemic, with electronic component shortages hindering a booming electronics marketplace as early as 2018. In February 2020, a month before countries started going into lockdown, an IPC survey found that around 65% of electronics manufacturers were already experiencing component shortages. 

The current supply issues with the Fujifilm X-S10 and Fujinon X Series lenses comes soon after speculation that the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max would be hit by the global chip shortage, with Huawei announcing it would stop productions of its budget smartphones for the same reason.

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Laurence McJannet

Laurence is an NCTJ-trained journalist with nearly 20 years' editorial experience gained on a wide range of publications, from The Beirut Times in Lebanon to The Sunday Times, and including recent freelance engagements with Future's cycling and automotive portfolios, Outdoor Fitness, and The English Home. He has recently been undertaking a sports broadcast journalism MA at Southampton Solent, gaining valuable TV and radio experience, and am currently videographer for Frome Town FC soccer team. He is the author of Bikepacking (Wild Things Publishing, 2016).