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)

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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}

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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:

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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).

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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.

In-stock nao: Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42 for $300

The recently announced for the US market black Olympus E-PL6 with the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens is now in-stock and ready to ship from Adorama for $300 with free expedited shipping.

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

Olympus has a new marketshare-grabber mirrorless camera out available for pre-order, with the 14-42mm kit lens, going for $300 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself. This is an Olympus USA model with Olympus USA warranty.

If you are fond of Japanese models, the white E-PL6 two lens kit (14-42, 40-150) is shipping from Japan for $375+ by various third-party sellers through Amazon. Keep in mind, this is the model for the Japanese market!

PS: we are keeping track of the interesting cameras of 2015 at this reference page at the main blog. Keep in mind, the main blog is no longer a “breaking news alert” website, so new gear is not necessarily added there immediately upon announcement.

In-stock nao: the new Olympus Stylus 1s for $700

I don’t know why camera manufacturers love creating naming confusions, but they keep doing it like clockwork. Olympus now has the new Stylus 1s, not to be confused with the older Stylus 1. The 1s has a starting price of $700 and it is already in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo. Pre-orders are accepted at Adorama and Amazon.

(SOLD OUT) Ends Thur 1am ET: Olympus Stylus SH-1 for $235

This sold out before the 24 hour cycle and got replaced by a “replacement teacher-deal”… The Woot Electronics Deal of the Day, good until 1am ET on Thursday, is the new condition black Olympus Stylus SH-1 (24x optical zoom) offered for $230 plus $5 flat shipping with a limit of three per customer.