All Olympus E-M10 III Kits In-Stock at Normal Prices

All four official Olympus kits for their new E-M10 III micro four thirds mirrorless camera are now in-stock at B&H Photo at their normal prices of $650 (body only) or $800 (with 14-42 EZ) in the silver or black color schemes.

On the other hand, if you prefer the previous generation models or their price-ranges, you might as well go manufacturer refurbished at the Olympus USA outlet store where the manufacturer refurbished E-M10 II body goes for $300, or with the 14-42mm EZ for $430. These come with a 90-day warranty from Olympus USA.

Imported Panasonic GH5 Body with 1-YR Seller Warranty for $1550

The new condition Panasonic GH5 body only continues steady for $2000 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers [towards the middle of the Stock Status Tracker], but the prices of the imported grey-market models are now showing more signs of discounting!

Among the latest eBay Deals, ebay seller “6ave” (99%, New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Panasonic GH5 body only kits for $1550 with free shipping with a 1-year seller warranty (not Panasonic USA warranty). Limit three per customer.

This is the lowest price I recall seeing. The previous low price I saw was in the $1600s.

In-Stock Alert: Olympus E-M10 III Body for $650

The “smartphonization” of digital cameras (the addition of smartphone-like features, Wifi, touchscreens, NFC, companion apps, syncing, etc) has the added benefits to manufacturers of encouraging photographers to follow the upgrade cycles, similar to the smartphone upgrade cycles.

With that master of the obvious generalization out of the way, we have a new in-stock alert! The recently revealed [see New Cameras of 2017] Olympus E-M10 III body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $650 at Adorama in the black color scheme and the silver color scheme! Free expedited shipping is included!

If instead you prefer a previous generation model, getting reliable used (eg from places that test and stand behind their used products like KEH, B&H, Adorama) or manufacturer refurbished can save you money while lowering the risks of a eBay purchases from unreliable sellers.

Which brings us to the Olympus Outlet store currently offering the E-M10 II body only in manufacturer refurbished condition for $300 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty, or with the 14-42mm EZ lens for $430.

Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II Body for $300

Olympus has began refilling their refurbished camera gear at the GetOlympus USA store, and as of the time of writing, the refurbished E-M10 II body onlies are back:

+ refurbished Olympus E-M10 Mark II Body (Black) for $300

+ refurbished Olympus E-M10 Mark II Body (Silver) for $300

+ they come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty

+ both of these are in-stock as of 5:53pm ET

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F silver for $750 [updated]

Never a dull moment today! Olympus has began refilling their refurbished camera gear at the GetOlympus USA store, and as of the time of writing, the refurbished PEN-Fs are back:

+ SOLD OUT as of 9/22/17 AM re-check
+ refurbished Olympus PEN-F black for $700

+ refurbished Olympus PEN-F silver for $750

+ they come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty

+ both of these are in-stock as of 5:53pm ET

(ENDED) 20% off Olympus Outlet Items with coupon

This 2-day coupon expired, but Olympus launches these every few weeks…

Good until Thursday 11:59pm ET, coupon code SEPTOUTLET gets you 20% off eligible refurbished items at the Olympus Outlet store

Most items are 20% off but some items have a maximum discount of $100 per item with the coupon.

Refurbished Olympus E-M5 with 12-50mm EZ for $450

On the other hand, if you prefer a “take pictures with” kit, you can get the Olympus E-M5 (first generation) with the 12-50mm EZ lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $450 with free shipping at the Get Olympus USA store with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

Contract that to getting the body only used starting at around $300 with a 180-day warranty through KEH ~ check our Used options post for more details.

This too surfaced while price-checking the Get Olympus Refurbished Refill (I think that’s a new official term now).

PS: I can’t post all 20+ new additions to the Get Olympus refurbished store, but if any others stand out in your opinion and would be of interest to other photographers, please let me know in the comments here or using the online contact form.

Used Olympus E-M5 Body w/180-day warranty for $289 + S&H

While price-checking the Get Olympus Refurbished Refill (I think that’s a new official term now), this alternative offer to the Get Olympus store surfaced…

… you can get the Olympus E-M5 body only in “Used – Excellent” condition starting at $289 plus shipping (under $10 for most zipcodes) at KEH Camera with a 180-day non-transferable warranty…

… you can get the Olympus E-M5 body only in “Used – Excellent Plus” condition for $329 plus shipping (starts at around $8 and varies by zipcode) at Adorama USED. Used products at Adorama come with a 90-day warranty covered by Adorama, and a 30-day return policy.

So when comparing used prices to other places, eg Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD), keep in mind that most sellers at AWD offer zero warranty!

Refurbished options at Olympus USA reloaded!

The refurbished options at the Olympus USA store have been reloaded! The item count has jumped from 18 to 39!

I will be going through them and posting individual posts for good deals, but since some of them sell-out quickly, I’m posting this alert, so you can jump in right away!

*** HOT DEAL ALERT ***
*** MORE COMING UP ***

PS: the Stock Status Tracker update is being postponed until I finish going through the reload of the Get Olympus store!

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-PL7 Body for $200

As of 9/5/17 at 9:55pm ET recheck, the page for the refurbished Olympus E-PL7 body only is marked as Out Of Stock with the “Add To Cart” button gone. However, the page is not returning a 404, so your guess is as good as mine whether it will come back in a few hours or not…

A number of refurbished lenses are also available during this refurbished department of the GetOlympus store.

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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II Body for $300

As of a 9/5/17 at 10pm ET recheck, this sold out and its product page is 404 (they remove the web pages when they sell out ~ it’s kinda annoying)…

This was part of the refill of the refurbished options at the Olympus USA store

As of the time of writing, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body only is in-stock and shipping for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

Keep in mind, that since the last time this was in-stock, Olympus announced the E-M10 III camera which goes for $650 body only or $800 with the 14-42mm EZ lens.

Olympus M43rds Trade IN Promotion with Bonus Up to $300 [in addition to actual value of your used traded-in camera gear]

Olympus is running a trade-in promotion at B&H Photo and other dealers that give you a Trade-IN Bonus towards the purchase of select Olympus M43rds cameras and lenses.

Eligible cameras to purchase with this promotion are the E-M1 II, E-M5 II, PEN-F, and E-PL8. Nine Olympus M43rd Prime lenses are also eligible.

You will ALSO receive the trade-in value of the cameras you turn in for the trade-in promotion.

So, for example, if you are buying the Olympus E-M1 II body only through this promotion. The camera’s current price is $2000. If you participate in the trade-in promotion, you get a $300 off trade in-bonus discount. So you pay $1700 for the camera.

You will also receive the trade-in value of the camera you turn it. For example, if you trade-in an old beat-up DSLR, you may get a $100. If you trade-in a recent pristine DSLR, you may get a $500 value. The numbers I’m using here are strictly for example purposes, not based on current market prices!

When you click on the “Start your Trade-In” links over at the trade-in promotional page, you will see a list of eligible camera and lenses for this promotion.

Olympus E-M5 II body loses free lens but drops to $899

Good news / bad news now. The Olympus E-M5 II body only free lens promotion expired BUT the price of the E-M5 II body only dropped from $999 to $899 at authorized dealers such as Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama.

B&H and Adorama offer 4% promotional rewards. Amazon offers 5% as a statement credit for Prime members paying with either the Prime Store credit card or the Amazon Chase VISA.

Pre-order new Olympus E-M10 Mark III M43rds Mirrorless Camera

In a matter of three days, the Mirrorless Cameras managed to not only score an equalizer, but take the lead 9-8 over DSLR cameras among the New Cameras of 2017. The one who gave the mirrorless cameras the lead is the brand new Olympus E-M10 Mark III, or Third of Its Name, now available for pre-ordering in two configurations, body only or with lens and bag.

Each combo is available in either silver or black, but so far, there’s no Raiders edition yet. With the Raiders moving in Vegas, the opportunities for Raiders merchandising are at an all time high [speculation].

+ E-M10 III Body Only pre-orders for $650 in silver or black at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

+ E-M10 III with 14-42mm EZ lens and Olympus Case and 16GB SD card for $800 in silver or black at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

+ also available is Olympus CS-51B Body Jacket for $50 in Black or Brown color schemes

YI M1 with 12-40 and 42.5/1.8 for $379 [m43]

The black color scheme of the new condition YI M1 micro four thirds camera is bundled with the 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 and 42.5mm f1.8 lenses, all together going for $379 with free shipping, sold by YI with the order fufilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping if a Prime member. The two lens kit in the silver color scheme is sold out as of the time of writing.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body for $300

As of a 1:22pm ET recheck, this is sold out again. These go in and out of stock at the Get Olympus store in a rather frequent (and maddening to anyone wanting to buy them right away) fashion. You can check the Olympus Outlet store for future listings. I’m also monitoring these and will post new blog-posts when they are back in-stock…

These have to be in-stock otherwise you can’t buy them. If the page doesn’t have an “Add to Cart” button [see screenshot at the bottom of this post], you can’t buy them…

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Panasonic GH5 with 12-60 OIS and V-Log code for $2598

The Panasonic GH5 with the 12-60mm f2.8-4 ASPH POWER OIS lens goes for $2598 at authorized dealers. B&H Photo is also bundling this with the Panasonic V-Log L Function Activation Code ($98 on its own) for free for a limited time.

Optionally you can extend the warranty from 1 to 3 years by filing a rebate to Panasonic.

Speaking of the GH5, the GH5 Menu System Simplified book by David Thorpe goes for $6 in Kindle or $12 in paperback.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body for $300

As of 7:52pm ET recheck on Monday, this sold out again… Check the Olympus Outlet store in the future if interested…

Also back in-stock at the Olympus Outlet store is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body only in the black color scheme going for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 w/14-42 for $200

As of 7:52pm ET recheck on Monday, this sold out again… Check the Olympus Outlet store in the future if interested…

They are back! The Olympus Outlet store has been reloaded during the weekend, and as of the time of writing, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm in the black color scheme is in-stock and shipping for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

These only last a few hours (typically) and go out of stock and return a few days later, so don’t sleep on them if interested!

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F body for $750 [updated]

UPDATED 8/26/17
At the Get Olympus store but if you are a fan of the PEN-F, the manufacturer refurbished silver PEN-F body is in-stock for $750 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. Silver kills vampires, so you have to pay more for it 🙂

The black color scheme is currently out of stock and cannot be ordered (the page is a 404 error).

(GONE) Listed but cannot be ordered at Get Oly: refurbs E-M10 w/14-42 for $200, E-M10 II for $300

UPDATE 10:52am ET: as of this recheck of the Get Olympus USA store, the pages of those two aforementioned cameras are 404 (the page has been pulled down), which means we caught them on the way out, not the way in…

I am trying to check for these on a regular basis since the prices are definitely right, but obviously I’m not a Google bot 🙂

Original post after the break for historical reference only…

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(SOLD OUT) In-Stock again: refurbished Olympus E-M10 with 14-42 for $200

As of 1:53pm ET, this is out of stock. I will monitor the situation to see if it comes back.

As of a 10:11am ET, this is back in-stock! If you are looking for an affordable entry into Micro Four Thirds, the official Get Olympus USA store is offering the factory reconditioned silver Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm II R black for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

PS: this may sell out quickly. The black version of this sold out fairly quickly.

PS2: this surfaced as the Olympus USA Outlet store got reloaded with more items.

Limit one per customer per the shopping cart:

Refurbished Olympus E-M1 II Body for $1700

The Olympus USA Outlet store has been reloaded again with more inventory, and among the latest additions is the manufacturer refurbished silver Olympus E-M1 II body only for $1700 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

The new condition price of this is $2000 at authorized Olympus USA dealers.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 with 14-42 for $200

UPDATE 8/18/17 at 2pm ET: it is OUT of stock!

UPDATE 8/18/17 at 10:14am ET: it is back in-stock!

UPDATE: as of 8/18/17 at 1:49am ETT recheck, this is sold out and cannot be ordered. I will monitor the situation on Friday to see if it returns…

If you are looking for an affordable entry into Micro Four Thirds, the official Get Olympus USA store is offering the factory reconditioned silver Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm II R black for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

PS: this may sell out quickly. The black version of this sold out fairly quickly.

PS2: this surfaced as the Olympus USA Outlet store got reloaded with more items.

Refurbished Olympus E-M5 II Body for $650 [updated]

The Olympus E-M5 II body only currently participates in a promotion that gets it the Olympus EZ 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 lens for FREE at authorized dealers.

But if you don’t want/need the 12-50mm EZ lens, and you prefer to pay a lower price, you can get the E-M5 II body only in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty from the official Get Olympus store for $650 with free shipping in the silver color scheme.

UPDATE 8/19/17: this is sold out as of this recheck: The Olympus E-M1 II body goes for $2000 in new condition at authorized dealers. The first generation E-M1 body only is no longer available in new condition, but if that’s the camera you want among the various M43rds options, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty from the official Get Olympus store for $600 with free shipping in the silver color scheme.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body for $300

As of 8/19/17 re-check, this has gone out of stock again…

The official Get Olympus USA store has been reloaded with a total of 28 items currently available there, including the factory reconditioned silver Olympus E-M10 II body for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

The black Olympus E-M10 II body is currently out of stock and cannot be ordered.

Olympus E-M5 II Body with 12-50mm EZ for $999 also eligible for Optional Combined Purchase Olympus Lens Discounts

The Olympus E-M5 II body only has a current promotion that includes the Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens for FREE, going for $999 with free shipping and $40~ in promotional rewards at Adorama in the Black color scheme or the Silver color scheme. But that’s not all!

When you expand the “Special Offer” section (look for the yellow tab towards the middle of the page over there), you will see a variety of OPTIONAL combined purchase discounts. If you buy this kit with the eligible items, you will get the eligible lenses (or other accessories) at a discount over their current prices.

Here’s a screenshot of that section of the page, annotated John Madden style, to give you some ideas:

Used Olympus E-M5 II Body for $650

If you are not tempted by this week’s new condition Olympus instant savings [see Olympus posts], and you are comfortable with used cameras, the E-M5 II body only in the silver color is available in Used condition at B&H Photo starting at $650 in “Condition 8+”, and increasing for conditions 9 and 9+.

Used items purchased at B&H Photo come with a 90-day warranty covered by B&H Photo. These also get free expedited shipping. Check the main area and the “In the Box” section of each used listing for more details on the condition and what’s included.

Olympus PEN-F with 25mm f1.8 AND 45mm f1.8 for $1297

The Olympus PEN-F with the 25mm f1.8 and 45mm f1.8 kits were going for $1898 last week, but as part of the new Olympus Instant Savings promotions, they have now jumbo-dropped down to $1297 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the silver color scheme and the black color scheme.

This is pretty, pretty, pretty good when you consider that the Pen-F body only goes for $1200. Also discounted are the kits with the 25mm f1.8 OR 45mm f1.8 for the same price of $1200. But for an extra $100, you get both prime lenses, which you can also sell/trade/gift/exchange/etc.

You can find them all on the PEN-F listing and then you can traverse the various colors and kit options!

Heads UP: Starting Sunday new Olympus M43rds Promotions

Starting on Sunday 8/6/17, there will be a new round of Olympus instant savings and promotions. Among them, the Olympus E-M5 II body will be getting a free 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Lens. Other offers will include discounts on select Pen F and E-M1 II kits, along with discounts on various M43rds lenses, such as the 25mm f1.8 dropping to $300.

The sale prices will go live at B&H Photo on Sunday. Before Sunday, it shows the current prices.

More details and prices later in the weekend.

SLR Magic 8mm f4 for $200 [m43]

The new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 Micro Four Thirds lens is on sale for a limited time for $200 with free shipping at Adorama, or for $199 plus shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of alternative M43rds manufacturers, the YI with 12-40mm continues for $299, and even better the YI M1 with 12-40mm and 42.5mm f1.8 goes for $379 with free shipping in either black or silver.

Imported Panasonic GX850 Body Only WITHOUT Warranty for $390

The new Panasonic GX850 with the 12-35mm goes for $550 in new condition at authorized Panasonic dealers which can include some free accessories with it such as Adorama (free Corel software, holster bag, 16GB card, card wallet, etc).

But if you only want the GX850 body-only, and you are comfortable buying international (imported, grey market) camera body WITHOUT any warranty, the Panasonic GX850 body only is available for $390~ with free shipping and no warranty from 6ave through Amazon. This ships directly from 6ave, but if you are a Prime member, you receive Prime-like shipping speed for free. It may not be as fast as Amazon since 6ave is on the East Coast, they don’t have warehouses everywhere like Amazon does.

As usual in situations like this, it is up to you to decide how much risk you are willing to take.

Now shipping: Panasonic GH5 with 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS DG for $2600

If you are/were planning to get both the Panasonic GH5 camera, and the Panasonic-Leica 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS DG Vario-Elmarit, Panasonic created a bundle of the two of them for $2600. The GH5 goes for $2000 on its own, and the lens goes for $1000 on its own, so the bundle is at the moment $400 in savings.

And the GH5 with 12-60mm kit is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2600 (technically $2598) at B&H Photo and by various at Amazon.

It should also be in-stock pretty soon at Adorama and by Amazon itself.

PS: Panasonic has two 12-60mm lenses. One is this one, the Leica co-branded 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS DG Vario-Elmarit; the other is the 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 G Vario which is often bundled with some of the Panasonic M43rds cameras.

Panasonic GH4 Body with Extras (Various Options) for $999

At the stroke of midnight last night, the Panasonic GH4 with the 12-35mm f2.8 zoom lens dropped to $1495 at B&H Photo but that’s not the only offer that went live today for the Panasonic GH4!

A number of retailers are running “free with purchase” promotions with the Panasonic GH4 body only, while still selling at the $998 to $1000 price. Here are the options:

+ GH4 Body + Tascam 6-Track Field Recorder for DSLR with SMPTE Timecode by Beach Camera through Amazon
+ you get Prime-like shipping speed if you are a member but it ships directly from Beach Camera from the East Coast

+ GH4 Body + Panasonic DMW-SFU1-VLOG V-Log L Function Firmware Upgrade Kit at Adorama

+ GH4 Body + Rode VideoMic Pro R Cardioid Condenser Microphone at Adorama

+ GH4 Body + 2TB WD Elements USB 3.0 External Hard Drive at B&H Photo

+ all the above go for around $1000

Panasonic GX85 w/12-32 for $500 spreads

The Panasonic GX85 with 12-32mm dropped to $498 like Cinderalla last night at B&H Photo. But the sale is spreading across the interwebs, as of the time of writing, it also goes for $498 at Adorama and by various at Amazon.

PS: if you are a Prime member, and you pay with either the Prime Store Credit Card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you earn a 5% statement credit on the purchase. This covers all Amazon purchases, they don’t have to be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Prime subscriptions too earn 5% statement credit.

Starts Friday 12:01am ET: Panasonic GH4 with 12-35mm f2.8 for $1495

If you are not mesmerized by the temptation that is the $2000 Panasonic GH5 [see options at the Stock Status Tracker], then stay up until after Friday 12:01am ET, because that’s when…

… B&H Photo will be offering the Panasonic GH4 with 12-35mm f2.8 for $1495 with free shipping. The price before the sale is $2095, so that’s a pretty nice combined purchase discount for a PRO zoom lens and a previous generation flagship M43rds camera!

The sale price will go live after 12:01am ET on Friday 12/21/17. This is a heads-up so you can deliberate and read reviews for camera and lens and check out samples and such.