Olympus E-M10 Mark II body drops to $550

The Olympus E-M10 Mark II body only was $600 when we did the Price Charts, but right now you can get it for $550 with free shipping at B&H Photo (free ON1 Effects 10 offer) and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Olympus E-M10 w/14-42 and 40-150 for $500

The Olympus E-M10 (first generation) along with the 14-42mm and 40-150mm M43rds lens is bundled all together along with $20 promotional rewards at Adorama in the black color scheme or the silver-black color scheme… You can also get it for the same price but without the $20 promotional rewards at Amazon by Amazon itself

Olympus E-M5 with 14-42mm drops to $420

The new condition Olympus E-M5 with the 14-42mm kit lens is now down to $420 with free shipping at B&H Photo in either the Elite version or the Regular version… This was going for $500 last week, see the “Take Pictures With” (last chart) at the Mirrorless Price Chart

Olympus E-M5 Mark II body drops to $850

Just like the previously mentioned E-M1 $50 discount, the Olympus E-M5 Mark II has dropped from $900 last week to $850 right now at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Olympus E-M1 body drops to $900

In last week’s Mirrorless Price Charts (see the first chart, the flagship comparison) the Olympus E-M1 body only was going for $950. Fast forward to now, and you can get it for $900 at the Get Olympus store and B&H Photo (4% rewards, ON1 Effects) and Adorama (4% rewards, also look at yellow “Special Offer” for combined purchase discounts) and Amazon by Amazon itself.

In-stock nao: Olympus E-PL6 Two-Lens Kit for $400

The Olympus E-PL6 two lens kit (with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 2R and 40-150mm R f4.0-5.6 lenses) and a bonus 8GB Flash Air SD card is now in-stock and ready to ship to you for $400 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo, adding yet another option in the ever-growing world of M43rds cameras.

Olympus M43rds Lens Instant Savings (13 options)

Olympus has another round of instant savings for their M.Zuiko Micro.Four.Thirds lenses, with 13 of them participating. You can find them nicely organized at B&H Photo, including the 12-40/2.8 for $900, the 40-150/2.8 for $1400, with the rest of them being primes from 12mm up to 75mm. Pancakes are included for $250 per serving.

Olympus E-M5 with 14-42 Elite Edition for $450

Also part of the 2-Day Sale-a-bration at B&H Photo is the new condition Elite edition of the Olympus E-M5 with 14-42 (first generation) for $450 with free expedited shipping… The Elite edition has a nicer finish and texture than the standard edition per the Q&A over there – see close-ups of the pictures of the two to see differences…

Refurbished Olympus E-M1 for $816 with coupon

The new condition Olympus E-M1 goes for $1300 at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with refurbished, coupon code BOO can get it to you for $816 in refurbished condition at the GetOlympus Outlet, in your choice of silver E-M1 or in black E-M1. They come with a 90-day Olympus warranty and 30-day return policy… Coupon expires 11/3/15.

There are other items there as well, I can’t re-post their whole store inventory here, but if you have noticed any good deals you would like to see highlighted, please let us know!

Refurbished Olympus E-M5 body for $408 w/coupon

The new condition Olympus E-M5 Mark II is in four-figures territory, but if you are comfortable with the previous generation model and refurbished, you can get the first generation E-M5 body only in refurbished condition for $408 using coupon code BOO at the GetOlympus Outlet store sale… Alternately, you can get the E-M5 with 14-42 for $476 (15% of $560) or the E-M5 with 12-50mm for $637.50 (15% off $750)… Coupon expires Tue 11/3/15.

Refurbished Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm for $340 with coupon

The new condition Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm goes for $500 at authorized dealers. But if you want to save more, coupon code BOO gets you 15% off the refurbished E-M10 with 14-42. So, 15% off $400 = $340. You get a 90-day Olympus warranty and a 30-day return policy… The refurbished E-M10 body only is $306 (15% off $360), so it’s a trade-off of having an extra lens or not… This is part of the GetOlympus Outlet store sale. Coupon expires Tue 11/3/15.

15% off Refurbished Gear at Olympus Store with Coupon

Coupon time! To celebrate Halloween, the GetOlympus (official Olympus store) is offering a 15% off sale with coupon code BOO until the end of day on Tuesday 11/3/15. These come with a 90-day warranty and a 30-day return period. Free shipping on $100+ orders, and flat $5 shipping on orders under $100.

There are 22 items in their Featured Sales including the refurbished E-M10, E-M1, E-M5, E-Pens, and lenses and P&S.

More supplies at Olympus Outlet Refurbished sales: EM10, EM1, 12-40/2.8, etc

The Olympus USA Outlet store has received more supplies and sales for their refurbished Olympus cameras and lenses. Among the headliners of the refurbished sale is E-M10 body for $360 or w/14-42 for $400, the 12-40/2.8 for $640, the E-M1 for $960, and more. A total of 31 items are part of this sale. Their refurbished items come with a 90-day warranty.

Separately, the Olympus store has a 30% off sale on 4-year extended warranty for cameras or lenses, but as of the time of writing, the price is not discounted after you add it to the shopping cart. I don’t know if there’s a glitch or a magic coupon code is needed. The aforelinked page says “in-cart savings”. Maybe the discount appears at the very last step before paying?

Olympus E-M1 body only drops to $1000

The Olympus E-M1 body only is now down to $1000 at authorized Olympus dealers including B&H Photo and Amazon et al.

This is eligible for the Olympus Camera-Lenses combined purchase discounts.

Olympus E-P5 with 17mm f1.8 for $750

Now micro four thirds action in the eBay Daily Deals. Robert’s Digital of Indianapolis (Indiana) is offering the new condition Olympus E-P5 with 17mm f1.8 lens in either silver or black color scheme, for $750 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. There is no mention of warranty in the listing (or I couldn’t find it).

Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42 & 40-150 & $80 VISA Gift Card for $400 [updated]

Back to the eBay Deals we go, where BuyDig’s eBay store is back with another offer. This time they have the new condition Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42mm II and 40-150mm lens, and an unspecified 8GB SD card and a $80 VISA prepaid gift card for $400 with free shipping. Limit five bundles per customer. The VISA gift card will be delivered 4-6 weeks after the camera.

NOTE: the camera will be delivered mid-to-late October 2015.

UPDATE: if you can’t wait that long, or if you have available GetOlympus rewards, you can get it from GetOlympus directly [select the two lens kit under “Select an option”) for $400 (without the $80 VISA gift card, but with an 8GB Toshiba Flash Air Wifi SD card). Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

UPDATE #2: Thanks to S.W. Anderson for pointing out in the comments that the GetOlympus also comes with the 8GB Toshiba FlashAir wireless-SD.

Buy Olympus E-M1 body and a Zuiko Four Thirds Macro Prime (35/3.5 or 50/2), Get the MMF-3 Four Thirds Adapter for FREE

The GetOlympus store has an intermediate level deal going on right now. Especially of interest if you live at the intersection of M43rds and Four Thirds… The camera is M43, the lenses are Four Thirds below…

If you purchase the Olympus E-M1 body only (Micro Four Thirds) together with either one of these two Four Thirds Lenses (Zuiko 35mm f3.5 or 50mm f2 macro), and the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter, the price of the MMF-3 adapter will be deducted from your total. Of interest if you use both M43 and Four Thirds or are happy to use the Zuiko prime with the MMF-3 adapter.

The steps are simple. Let’s break it down:

  1. Add the Olympus E-M1 body only (select color) to the shopping cart
  2. add either the Zuiko 35mm f3.5 macro (Four Thirds Lens) or the Zuiko 50mm f2 macro (Four Thirds Lens)
  3. add the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter to the shopping cart
  4. click the yellow Proceed to Checkout button (page-down over there if you don’t see it)
  5. the price of the MMF-3 adapter ($179.99) will be deducted from your total
  6. no coupon/rebate – discount happens automatically while this promotion is running

In the example below, we have in the shopping cart the E-M1 body only ($1100), the MMF-3 adapter ($180), and the 35mm f3.5 Zuiko ($230). Their total is $1510. Then the price of the MMF-3 is deducted from the total, making it $1330.

Annotated screenshot crop of the above shopping cart right below:

Imported Olympus 25mm f1.8 (m43) for $270 [ships from Canada]

Lower prices simple prime lenses are one area where some photographers may feel more comfortable getting an imported model. If so, the eBay Deals has some of that too. The imported grey-market Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 goes for $270 with free shipping by eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.8%). The listing mentions a one year warranty but does not say who provides the warranty.

Please note this ships from Canada, with USA and Canada as the official “ship-to” addresses mentioned in the eBay listing.

At authorized Olympus USA dealers, this lens goes for $350 at Adorama (free 3yr New Leaf warranty) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.

Olympus September 2015 Instant Savings

So many camera mounts so little time. If you are interested in the world of Olympus, you can find all the latest instant savings promotions for the iLCs, Lenses, and fixed lens cameras nicely organized at the official Olympus store where they have free shipping with $100+ orders (flat $5 if under $100).

If you are comfortable with refurbished, don’t forget to check the Outlet store where creatures big (35-100/2 for $1769) and small (body cap lens for $38) are offered. Their reconditioned items come with a 90 day warranty from Olympus.

Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings ends 9/5/15

The Olympus M43 Lens Instant SaAvings promotion ends by 9/5/15. You can find participating items with priced in red ink at the official Olympus USA store.

Pre-order new Olympus E-M10 Mark II for $650 (body) or $800 (w/14-42)

New from Olympus, the E-M10 Mark II is now available for pre-order with a late August 2015 release estimate. The body only goes for $650, while the kit with the 14-42mm lens goes for $800, in black or silver. Pre-orders are accepted at Get Olympus (official Olympus USA store) and at Adorama… This has been added to the New Cameras Tracking Page

(ENDED) Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42mm for $270 (limit 5)

This limited time offer expired…

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Olympus E-M10 with free ECG-1 Battery Grip for $500 (body) or $600 (w/14-42)

In an Olympus blessed promotion, you can get the ECG-1 Battery Grip for FREE with the purchase of the E-M10 body only for $500 or the E-M10 w/14-42mm for $600 at Get Olympus or Amazon or Adorama or B&H Photo.

Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42mm for $300

The new condition Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42mm is currently going for $300 with free shipping at B&H Photo (2% rewards) and Adorama and Cameta upon eBay and various at Amazon.

Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6 R (m43) for $100

Zoom-zoom Micro Four Thirds fans! The Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R lens is now on sale for $100 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon herself. Each seller has a limit of two per color. Guess what everyone is getting for the 2015 Holidays? 40-150 zooms! :)

Olympus M43rds specials (34 options)

The latest round Olympus M43rds specials (cameras and lenses) is nicely organized at B&H Photo with 34 total options (two pages) with most of them eligible for 4% promotional rewards from B&H.

Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 (m43) with 3yr NewLeaf and $52 rewards for $1300

F2.8 constant aperture action on the M43rds front, the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 lens is currently offered for $1300 at Adorama which includes a 3-year New Leaf Spills and Drops Extra Protection service, along with 4% promotional rewards (= $52).

Olympus E-M5 w/14-42mm (three options) for $500

A comment by SW Anderson in the Prime Day Tips post got me price-checking. If you are interested in the Olympus E-M5 first generation with the 14-42mm, in three different options (black, silver, Elite kit) it continues to go for $500 at B&H Photo. Click on the various tabs to see the three different kits (annotated screenshot below)


In comparison, the second generation E-M5 II body only now goes for $900 at reputable authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon (as always pay attention to the actual seller there).

In-stock nao: Olympus E-M5 II LE and Sigma dp0 Quattro

B&H Photo has two brand new cameras in-stock and ready to ship. They will be accepting orders again Saturday PM. They are:

+ Olympus E-M5 II body only (limited edition) for $1200
+ Sigma dp0 Quattro Big Sensor Prime for $1000

UPDATE: the E-M5 II Limited Edition is also in stock for $1200 at Adorama.

Olympus E-M1 body only with $40 rewards for $1000

The Olympus E-M1 body only is currently on sale for $1000 at B&H Photo and Adorama and at both places, you also get 4% promotional rewards (= $40).

Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings and 4% rewards (20 options)

Olympus has another round of its M43 Lens Instant Savings promotion, and this round includes 20 options with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo.

New round of Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings

Olympus has a new round of instant savings on various M43rds lenses of their own brand. They are marked with a caramel-y “SALE” sign. They also earn Points as part of the Get Olympus Rewards program. The rewards are on the list price of a lens, not their sale price. For example, 12-40/2.8 lists for $1000, is on sale for $800, but you still earn 1000 rewards points. Some potential questions about their rewards program is answered in their FAQ page.

(ENDED) 20% off Olympus Outlet with coupon (3-day sale)

This particular sale is over but it returns ever few weeks… The Olympus Outlet Store is offering a 20% off discount on their Outlet items (refurbished with 90 day warranty and 30 day return) when you enter coupon code SUMMER20 over there. Offer ends 6/26/15 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

(ENDED) Olympus Stylus SZ-17 compact-zoom (24x) for $100 {limit 2}

This daily deal ended…
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Olympus E-M5 w/14-42mm Elite with free Oben Tripod w/Ball head for $500

If you are in the middle of long deliberations on whether to get the first generation Olympus E-M5 with 14-42mm for $500, B&H Photo has just added a new incentive: the Elite E-M5 w/14-42mm kit also includes a free Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head which goes for $85 on its own (averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 27 customer reviews there). While this promotion is running the free Oben will be included automatically by B&H, you don’t have to add it manually.

The other two E-M5 kits (black or silver, non-Elite) also go for $500 but no free Oben tripod. You can quickly switch between them using the thumbnail navigator over there:


The first generation E-M5 is no longer the “latest model” since Olympus released the all new E-M5 II (second generation) going for $1000 as body only. With twice the price, and that’s before you factor in the 14-42mm lens and Oben tripod, it creates a 2-for-1 trade-off.

Now shipping: Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42 for $300 (and 2% rewards)

Olympus’s new market-share grabber mirrorless camera, the E-PL6 with the 14-42mm lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $300 with 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo.

Speaking of Olympus M43rds, the E-M5 (first generation) with the 14-42mm continues to do its farewell tour for $500 at B&H Photo. It is available in black, silver and Elite edition. Simply select the appropriate tabs at the aforelinked page (annotated screenshot below).


Olympus E-M10 body for $450 (or with 14-42 for $500; same price for E-M5 first gen.)

The Olympus E-M10 body only is going for $450, or $500 with the 14-42mm kit lens at Adorama along with 4% promotional rewards and free expedited shipping. Thanks to one of your readers for the email alert!

Meanwhile the first generation Olympus E-M5 continues its farewell tour, it is gone from Adorama and Amazon itself (typo corrected; new keyboard, hand misalignment), but remains at B&H Photo for $500 with the 14-42mm kit lens in black Elite or silver or black.

Pre-order New Olympus 7-14/2.8, 8/1.8 PRO Lenses and E-M5 II LE body

Olympus has three new products in their Micro Four Thirds PRO world available for pre-order right now, two lenses and a new limited edition of the E-M5 II as follows:

+ 7-14mm f2.8 PRO M43rds lens for $1300 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 8mm f1.8 fisheye PRO M43rds lens for $1000 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ E-M5 II Limited Edition body only for $1200 with August release estimate at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo

Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm for $500 [E-M5 w/14-42 for $500 too]

A new Olympus initiated instant savings promotion brings the Olympus E-M10 with the 14-42mm kits down to $500 at the Olympus USA online store (700 bonus points) and B&H Photo (with 4% rewards) and Adorama (with 4% rewards) and Amazon itself. The body only goes for $450. Meanwhile Willoughby’s thru Amazon has an E-M10 two lens kit for $600 but it may be a Japanese import model

Speaking of Olympus M43rds cameras, the E-M5 (first generation) with the 14-42mm lens continues to do its farewell tour for $500 at B&H Photo.

Olympus E-M5 with 14-42mm for $500

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the Olympus E-M5 with 14-42mm for $500 with free shipping, available in three different options.