Nikon just discontinued a 2-year-old camera due to parts shortages

Nikon discontinues a 2-year-old camera due to parts shortages
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Nikon has discontinued a camera that's just over two years old, "due to uncertain future parts supply". In addition, the manufacturer has suspended orders for four individual accessories due to delays in sourcing parts.

The Nikon Coolpix B600 only went on sale in February 2019, but has become the latest victim of the global parts and components shortage. However, while a number of affected products have only been delayed, the situation for the B600 – one of Nikon's entry level bridge cameras – is so dire that the manufacturer has retired the camera altogether. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.