Views are mixed on the chip shortage
https://fudzilla.com/news/54916-we-are- ... p-shortage
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/analy ... p-shortage
I suppose, looking around again most stuff is out of stock. Even simple things are not in stock (flashes etc). Lenses come in and out of stock as do camera bodies. Things might improve a bit later this year, who can say. It does seem there is no quick end is sight - wouldn't expect a great 2023 either. It is impacting the used market too, that's a bad and good thing. I think I got better prices on selling my used gear, but offset by higher prices buying (new and used). I got an alright deal on the D780, considering the price hikes. In normal times I might have expected it to be a bit lower.
APS-C/Crop for me is simple
Canon M - How long is it going to be around?
Olympus - It seems people are moving away from Micro 4/3 a bit? That's my impression
Nikon Z Crop - Are Nikon serious about APS-C? So far I would say not really. ZF-C for fun looks limited system appeal
Sony E - Nothing in stock new, suspended production. Been there done that, ergonomics are horrific
Fuji X - I like some of Fuji's ideas, I dislike their horrible prices! Some of their lenses are way too expensive. Sigma have some reasonable offerings.
Canon EOS- R - Too early to tell, might do well enough over time. Not a fan of Canon's 1.6x crop
For me being a non wildlife shooter or travel shooter, weight doesn't matter that much. I just don't see crop as that exciting. Not as a main system. I've no problems with a crop second body. Comes back to where I was, I did consider buying MILC directly, native.
What I saw was, limited selection of stuff, little on the used market - prices are considerably higher than DSLR building a system from scratch. If I bought any MILC, it would be inevitable I would need to adapt lenses.
If I had bought a Canon R6, I would have been adapting it to EOS lenses 100%. RF glass is not well priced IMO. I passed on Canon as I felt the R6 is overpriced for what's on offer. Everyone has a budget limit at some point. Sub €2000 I would have bought an R6 or a touch higher. Canon have no appeal to me with the RP and R. It is true Nikon's Z is also overpriced (Z6II price hike), however they have more interesting prices used gear (Z6/5)