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.
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.
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:
+ 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 (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?
Continue reading [UPDATE: Free Bag = The Offer] Starts Tue 3am ET: Olympus E-M5 body and OM-D Messenger Bag Potential 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.
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.
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 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.
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.