Nikon has announced that it will stop including EH-7P USB-C chargers and cables together with newer Z7 and Z7 II releases starting July onwards. The decision to exclude the accessory is a result of the ongoing worldwide semiconductor shortage, the company explained via its official website.
“Due to the influence of the problem, it is difficult to procure some electronic parts, so we have decided to end the bundled inclusion of the Z7 II and Z7 that previously came with the EH-7P from Thursday, July 1st,” it wrote. “We will do our utmost to deliver better products to our customers, and we appreciate your understanding.”
Nikon did not specify if this was a permanent decision, much like how smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung and Apple have decided to exclude wall chargers from their products’ packaging. However, unlike the Japanese camera maker, their decision for doing so is intended to fulfill their goal of further reducing carbon emissions – an entirely different circumstance altogether.
As per Nikon’s announcement, only the Z7 and Z7 II are the only known affected models at this time. The company did not mention any plans to exclude the included EH-7P adapter from other Z-series cameras such as the Nikon Z5, Z6 and Z6 II.
For the uninitiated, the EH-7P is a power adapter that allows the Nikon Z7 and Z7 II to be charged via USB-C, without having to remove the battery from its compartment. While this quality-of-life convenience will be absent from future releases, it’s not exactly the end of the world for future owners of either cameras. Nikon says that the MH-25A battery charger will still be included in the box, and it’s also worth noting that the camera can still be charged via USB-C as long as you have a compatible charger and cable that supports the Power Delivery standard.