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.
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.
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.
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.
This limited time offer expired but coupons are recurring offers in the future over there…
If you are interested in refurbished Olympus cameras, lenses or other accessories, from today until the end of day on March 27 (2015), you can get 25% off at the Olympus Outlet Store by using coupon code SPRING over there. Free shipping on orders of $100+.
Zoom-zoom action on the M43rds front. The new condition Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6 R lens in either black or silver, is on sale for $120 with free shipping with a limit of two per color per customer at Amazon by Amazon herself.
If you are interested in the black Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW but don’t want to wait to see whether it ever returns at Amazon under $250 in new condition with USA warranty, you can get it for $240 as certified refurbished at the official Olympus Outlet store where you can find more of their refurbished offerings.
Speaking of the official Olympus store, their new condition E-System Builder Savings Promotion (buy one camera, get up to four lenses for combined savings up to $1000) continues.
When we posted the Mirrorless Price Chart at the end of 2014, the price of the Olympus E-M5 body only was $1000. Fast forward to now (*gasp* it’s 2.5 months later, where did all the time go? *gasp*) and the E-M5 body only is down to $600 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2 per color) and B&H Photo (with 4% reward = $24) and Adorama (with 4% reward = $24) and Best Buy upon eBay and Nuevo Huevo.
One of the reasons the E-M5 is down to $600 is because the new E-M5 II has been revealed with an early-adopter price of $1100 (pre-orders at Amazon et al).
This coupon offer for President’s Weekend expired…
Pre-order time for Olympus. They have revealed a brand new E-M-series cameras, the new E-M5 II body only with a 16mp LiveMOS sensor, 10fps, 3″ tilting LCD, dust/splash-proofness, and more. The starting price is $1100 and it is available for pre-order, in black or silver color-schemes, at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.
Also coming along for the ride is another waterproof P&S digital camera, the new Tough TG-860 with a pre-order price of $280. Action cameras and waterproof cameras are apparently surviving the onslaught of smartphones.
The availability soap-opera of the Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW continues with a new twist. As of the time of writing, the camera is orderable once again, for $217 and change this time, at Amazon by Amazon itself with a February 7 in-stock estimate and a limit of two per customer.
As of a 1/29/15 at 11:52pm ET recheck, this is sold out once again…
The black Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW is orderable again for $216~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a February 4 (2015) in-stock estimate.
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.
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).
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.
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?