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).
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.
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.
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.
This four hour deal expired…
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].
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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) Buy $1000 BlackMagic Design Pocket M43rds camera, Get ONE FREE M43rds Lens (many choices up to $500 in price!)
This limited time offer ended…
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.
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.
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 has a new round of specials. We round them up in one post to keep things moving fast! All come with free shipping:
+ 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
+ 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?
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.