(GONE AGAIN) Olympus XZ-2 back down to $215 again

The XZ-2 continues its game of hide and seek. As of a 1/27/15 recheck, it is gone again, you cannot order it. I have no idea if/when it will return given the unpredictability of the previous iterations… The black Olympus XZ-2 is back down to $215 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer and a January 30 (2015) estimated shipping date.

Olympus XZ2 returns Jan-27 but for $253

The previous Olympus XZ2 new condition price was around $213. It is now back at Amazon [corrected link] with a January 27 (2015) in-stock estimate for $253… Check Serious Fixed Lens Camera Price Charts for price reference.

Strategically, it’s the same thing as usual: if you need it now vs if you don’t need it now. In the future, there will be more cameras and more discounts and more sales and more options (other things equal).

Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW for $213

The black Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW is currently going for $213 with free shipping with a January 22 (was 20, was 17) in-stock estimate at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not part of the lightning deals… Updated 1/14/15 PM.

Olympus E-PL5 w/14-42mm drops to $450

Another Olympus E-PL5 price drop since the start of the year, the E-PL5 with the 14-42mm lens is down to $450 with free shipping and free 16GB SD at Amazon by Amazon herself. It was going for $600 at the end of the year (see Mirrorless Price Chart).

Olympus E-PL7 drops $100 ($500 body or $600 w/lens)

The Olympus E-PL7 dropped $100 very recently, it is now going for $500 as body only and $600 with the 14-42mm lens at Amazon et al. It was going for $100 more at the end of the year (see Mirrorless Price Chart).

Olympus E-PM2 body only for $210 (limit 2)

The black Olympus E-PM2 body only is currently available for $210 (was $220) with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart, at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not part of the lightning deals… Price updated 1/5/15.

Olympus E-M5 body only drops to $600

The Olympus E-M5 body only is now down to $600 with free shipping at Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Olympus E-M1 body only drops to $1200

The Olympus E-M1 body only is now down to $1200 with free shipping thanks to a new round of Olympus instant rebates at Adorama (page down to see various E-M1 kits, including one with 12-40mm for $2000) and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2)… For mirrorless camera price reference, check the Mirrorless Price Chart.

Olympus E-PL5 silver body only for $400

The silver Olympus E-PL5 body only is going for $400 with free shipping by Willoughby’s at Amazon. The order ships from Willoughby’s, not Amazon… UPDATE: the white body only is likewise at $400.

Olympus E-M1 body drops to $1300

The Olympus E-M1 body only is down to $1300 in either the silver or the black by Mel Pierce Cameras at Amazon. This ships from Mel Pierce Camera, not Amazon.

Refurbished Olympus E-M5 w/12-50 for $750 (body only for $625)

The Olympus Outlet Store is offering the refurbished Olympus E-M5 with 12-50mm for $750 in either silver or black. The parallel body only kits go for $625.

M43rds Lenses Instant Savings (29 choices, Pana, Oly, Sigma, etc)

If you are interested in M43rds lenses, B&H Photo has an instant savings promotion that includes 29 mostly Panasonic and Olympus M43rds lenses. This includes mostly Panasonic and Olympus lenses but there are also a few of other lenses as well (Tokina mirror, Sigma DN, Lensbaby, Ibelux prime). Prices range from $150 to $1400. Some are eligible for 4% promotional rewards as well.

(ENDED) Ends 11:50pm ET: Olympus 15mm f8.0 Body Cap Lens for $38

This four hour deal expired…
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(SOLD OUT) Olympus XZ-2 black for $200 (if you missed the $180 deal)

As of a 12/10/14 recheck, the camera is sold-out at B&H and marked as Discontinued which typically means they won’t have any more inventory…

If you must have this camera now, and don’t want to wait for other deals (I have no idea whether or not there will be such deals in the future), you can get it for $240 certified refurbished from the Olympus Store or for about the same price you can get it from Japanese importers with international warranty.

If you missed the Olympus XZ-2 black for $180 as one of the Amazon daily deals, but still want to get the camera at a good price, fear not! You can get it for $200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally, you value-meal (verb) it with Corel Aftershot Pro 2 for +$30 [look under “View All Savings” at the aforelinked product page].

(SOLD OUT) Olympus XZ-2 black for $180 (limit 2) [ends Wedn 3am ET]

As of a 10:23pm ET recheck, the XZ-2 at $180 lightning deal at Amazon sold out… One of the day-long Amazon Gold Box Deals for Tuesday 12/9/14 is the new condition Olympus XZ-2 Digital Camera (Black) offered for $180 with free shipping, or $190 with extras. Limit two per customer. This promotion ends by 3am ET on Wednesday or earlier if sold out!

Olympus VR-370 P&S (12.5x optical) for $60

And now a sub-$100 digital camera with a 12.5x optical zoom lens! The black Olympus VR-370 P&S camera, in new condition, is on sale for $60 with free shippings at Adorama, or if you have Amazon Gift Cards to spend, you can also get it from Adorama upon Amazon for the same price.

Speaking of Adorama, they have a sale on Lexar SDHC and microSD memory cards. A total of seven options are there. The price in red ink indicates the sale.

Refurbished Olympus Tough TG-850 for $120 w/coupon

The party continues at the Olympus Outlet Store where you can get the certified refurbished Olympus Tough TG-850 elementproof camera for $120 with free 2-day shipping when you use coupon code TOUGH25 (25% off) over there. Offer ends by 12/11/14. It is available in three different colors.

(DEFEATED) Refurbished Olympus XZ-2 black for $240

UPDATE (12/9/14 at 3:05am ET): The Amazon Deal of the Day for Tuesday 12/9/14 is the new condition Olympus XZ-2 (black) on sale for $180 with free shipping (limit 2 per customer). This obviously defeats the $240 refurbished price!

Looking for a RAWsumer without breaking the bank? The Olympus Outlet Store is offering the factory reconditioned black Olympus XZ-2 for $240 with free 2-day shipping and a 90 day warranty from Olympus. No coupon needed. It has a hot-shoe and a touchscreen among other things.

Free 40-150mm with Olympus E-M10 w/14-42mm for $700 returns (Premium kits eligible too for $925)

It is back! If you purchase the Olympus E-M10 with the 14-42mm lens at its standard price of $700, you will also receive the 40-150mm lens for free at the Olympus Store. The Premium E-M10 kits are also eligible for the free lens promotion ($925) price… The $700 sale price is also available at Amazon by Amazon itself (no limits). Amazon does not carry the Premium kits though.

(ENDED) Olympus E-M10 w/14-42 & 40-150 & Bag for $700

This 24-hour offer expired… A special surprise for M43rds fans this Cider Tuesday, the Olympus E-M10 two lens kit (14-42mm 2RK and 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R) along with the Olympus OM-D messenger bag is on sale for $700 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Essentially you are getting the 40-150mm lens for FREE! This is a limited time offer.

(ENDED) Ends by 9:50pm ET: Olympus Stylus SZ15 compact-zoom for $70

This 4-hour lightning deal expired… Ending by 9:50pm ET today (Cyber Monday) is the new condition Olympus Stylus SZ15 compact-zoom in black, offered for $70 by Ritz Camera fulfilled by Amazon as part of the Gold Box deals.

(ENDED) Buy $1000 BlackMagic Design Pocket M43rds camera, Get ONE FREE M43rds Lens (many choices up to $500 in price!)

This limited time offer ended…

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Olympus SZ-15 compact-zoom for $80 (probably Imported)

More eBay action, the new condition Olympus SZ-15 compact-zoom is offered for $80 with free shipping, in black or silver, with a limit of five per customer by ebay seller DB Roth (98.9%) with over 1600 cameras sold through this listing. There is no mention of USA warranty, so assume it is an import model… It goes for $100 by Ritz and Adorama.

Olympus build your M43rds bundle (savings up to $800)

The official Olympus USA’s build your own bundle promotion can save you up to $800 when you add select combinations of a single camera (choices of E-M1, -M5, -M7, E-P5, E-PL7) and lenses (15 choices)… Also, if you are part of their emailing list and you are invited by email to take a survey, they will give you a 5% off coupon. Offers end by 11/30/14.

Olympus Email Subscribers: 5% off if you take survey (ends 11/30/14)

If you are subscriber to the Olympus USA (GetOlympus) e-mail newsletters, the Olympus Store survey we mentioned earlier has been extended until Sunday night on 11/30/14. If you take the survey, they will give you a coupon for 5% off your next order at the Olympus USA store. Of interest for items that never or rarely go on sale. Details on the previous post… To be clear, you must be signed up to the Olympus newsletter and have an invitation to fill out the survey in your email. If you are using Priority Inbox or other fancy email organizers, you may have to search for it.

B&H Photo offers: Bower 16mm T2.2, refurb Nikon D610, Vanguard Legs, Oly E-M5, NIRs

B&H Photo has a new round of specials. We round them up in one post to keep things moving fast! All come with free shipping:

+ Vanguard Auctus 323AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) for $150

+ Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for $300 in the Canon EF and EF-M, Nikon F, Sony Alpha A-mount and E-mount, Fuji X, M43rds, and Samsung NX flavors

+ Olympus E-M5 body only for $600, other kits price-adjusted accordingly; also promotional rewards and freebies
++ NOTE: the E-M5 body is going to be an Amazon Lightning Deal at 3am ET on Tuesday.

+ refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1440

+ new condition Nikon D610 body only with various freebies (16GB, shoulder bag, Watson battery, shutter release, 2% rewards) for $1600

+ Nikon DSLR Instant Savings, the more you buy, the more you save (and obviously the more you pay total!)

[UPDATE: Free Bag = The Offer] Starts Tue 3am ET: Olympus E-M5 body and OM-D Messenger Bag Potential Deal

UPDATE (Tue 4am ET): The Free Messenger bag is the offer in this case. The price remains the same at $600 for the Olympus E-M5 body only with Messenger Bag kit. No further discounts. This was part of the Camera and Photo Deals Upcoming deals box, but is not in the Gold Box deals box, so this perhaps explains why it isn’t a daily deal?

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Olympus USA store has “Black Friday” sale now

The Olympus USA store (GetOlympus) has launched what they call their early Black Friday sale. In addition to the discounts, they also offer free 2-day shipping with any order of $25 or more, which may be useful if you need any accessories or extra batteries and things of that nature. Their sale includes M43 cameras, M43 lenses, and P&S digital cameras. Promotion ends 11/30/14 or earlier if sold out.

Targeted: 5% off at Olympus USA store by taking survey

If you are part of the Olympus e-mailing list, they just sent an email with a survey. Participating who take the survey will receive a coupon for 5% off their next order at the Olympus USA store. This is a limited time offer, surveys are typically limited in slots available. The offer ends by the end of day on 11/14/14. If you participate and receive the coupon, the coupon expires at the end of day on 12/31/14. You must be in their emailing list and have received an email with the survey promotion in order to do this.

Olympus XZ2 rawsumer for $300

The Olympus XZ2 (black color scheme) compact with RAW is now on sale for $300 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself and B&H Photo and NewEgg… Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert!

Olympus M43rds Combined Purchase discounts: one camera (OMDs, E-P5, E-PL7), up to 4 lenses (choice of 15) in same transaction [max savings $800]

Olympus is currently running a Micro Four Thirds combined purchase promotion. Purchase one camera (eligible options are the OM-Ds (E-M1, E-M5, E-M10), the E-P5, the E-PL7) and up to four lenses from a choice of 15 lenses. Each lens added to the cart has a discount of either $100 or $200 attached to it. You can add up to four lenses for a maximum savings of $800 per shopping cart! Eligible lenses are high and low, from the 12-40/2.8 to the 14-42/3.5-5.6 II R. It’s a mix of zooms and primes, including one pancake. I didn’t find a promotion-wide expiration date, but the prices of the individual products are good until 11/1/14, so we can perhaps assume that’s the expiration date of this promotion.

In a separate promotion, you can get the VF-4 viewfinder for $100 if you purchase it together with the E-P5 body only. This VF4 promotion ends 10/25/14.

In yet another promotion, Olympus offers free 2-day shipping with orders of $50 or more. This shipping promotion ends 10/23/14.

(ENDED) 20% off Refurbished Olympus Gear with coupon (E-M5 w/12-50 for $600)

These limited time offers expired… Expired items after the jump…

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Olympus E-P1 silver w/14-42mm for $220

NewEgg launched its own Groupon-style service called NewEggFlash and a new offer that went live today (expiring by 10/19/14) offers the Olympus PEN E-P1 Silver w/14-42mm for $220 with free shipping. The bottom of the page says this is covered by the Photo-4-Now return policy, which we can assume means that Photo-4-Now is the seller.