Got an email from Sony the other day that stated a shipping date of Nov 11th for my pre ordered Nex 7 (ordered Sept 9th on sonystyle.com). I guess I'm one of the lucky ones getting a camera that was already produced before the floods
After getting the email from Sony confirming a Nov 11th shipping date on Nov 4th I got this today:
Thank you for your recent Sony purchase. We would like to inform you we are experiencing a delay with your Sony order. Due to the flood in Thailand and the direct damage to Sony’s manufacturing facilities resulting from the flood, Sony is not able to meet the original delivery schedule that we shared with you when you ordered the NEX-7 camera. It is our highest priority to launch the NEX-7 as soon as possible and we would like to update you bi-weekly beginning Monday, November 21st until we can confirm the new intended shipping date. As a reminder, pursuant to your pre-order terms, your charge will not place until the order is shipped. We apologize for this unforeseeable situation and thank you for your continued support. You are going to love your NEX-7 camera! Sincerely,
Disappointing. We're interested in hearing about your experience with the camera, once it arrives. Just from reading about it, this looks like the best alternative to a DSLR, if one wants top-of-the-line image quality and interchangeable lenses.