Olympus Trade-IN Bonus Event – Get $200 off per item

A brand new Olympus M43rds Trade-In Promotion is now Live at B&H Photo. Use promo code TRADENTIME to get $200 off each item from the list shown there when you trade-in any camera or lens for it. Maximum bonus savings $800. The promotion runs until 5/6/17. The promotional page outlines the three step process:

A total of three cameras and three lenses are participating, including the E-M1 II with 12-40mm f2.8 which goes for $2700 before the trade-in promotion.

NOTE: I haven’t done this promotion (being a poor blogger I can’t buy a $1000+ camera just so I can test the checkout process), so I don’t have a step by step for the whole process…

Panasonic GH4 Body and $200 Gift Card for $1200

If you can resist the $2000 Panasonic GH5 siren song, the Panasonic GH4 body only is currently bundled with a $200 Adorama gift card, together going for $1200 with free shipping at Adorama. Or instead of the $200 gift card, they offer other other freebies. This is part of their WPPI specials.

Or if you are comfortable with imported grey-market, you can get it for $918 by Eagle Camera with the order fulfilled by Amazon (no gift card obviously).

(ENDED) Olympus Pen-F Body drops to $918 (both colors; limit 5 each)

As of a late 2/1/17 recheck, the price returned to $1100… The Olympus Pen-F body only is currently on sale for $918 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to five units per color per customer in either the silver Pen-F color scheme or the black Pen-F color scheme.

In-stock now: Panasonic GX850 w/12-42 for $550

The new Panasonic GX850 with 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS is now in-stock in the silver color scheme for its starting price of $550 at the official Panasonic USA store.

If you prefer to buy from independent retailers (instead of the manufacturer) it is expected to start shpiping on Wednesday at Amazon by Amazon itself. Therea are no date estimates at the moment at Adorama and B&H Photo.

LIVE NOW: new Olympus Discounts: E-M5 II, E-M10 II, Pen-F, various M43rds Lenses

If you are interested in Olympus M43rds cameras or lenses, a new round of Olympus Instant Savings went live as of Sunday 1/29/17 at 12:01am ET. The list of eligible products can be found at B&H Photo. Here’s some of them:

+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 for $600
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 and 40-150 for $700
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 12-50 for $750
+ Olympus E-M5 II body with 12-50 for $1000
+ Olympus E-M5 II with 12-40 and 12-50 for $1600
+ Olympus Pen-F body for $1100
+ Olympus 17mm f1.8 for $324
+ Olympus 25mm f1.8 OR 45mm f1.8 for $324,
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 for $1350, 75-300 for $474, 8-18 for $850
+ Olympus Travel Kit: 17mm f1.8 and 14-150 for $700
+ Olympus Portrait Kit with 45mm f1.8 and 75mm f1.8 for $900
+ Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for $159
+ see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo

Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and $50 Gift Card for $698

There are many options these days in the world of Micro Four Thirds cameras. If the Panasonic G7 (in either color scheme) with the 14-42mm kit lens is the one you want, it is currently bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate for the authorized dealer price of $698 with free shipping at Adorama… Optionally you can triple the original warranty by submitting a rebate to Panasonic…

Pre-order new Panasonic GH5 for $2000

Panasonic has a new flagship now, the GH5 with a March 2017 release estimate and a pre-order price of $2000 at Adorama and B&H Photo… You can find this along with the other New Cameras of 2017

UPDATE: also accepting pre-orders now is Amazon itself for the same price of $2000 (I am rounding prices for simplicity sake, the actual price is $1997.99).

PS: also available for pre-order is the DMW-BGGH5 Battery Grip for $350.

In-Stock: Olympus E-M1 II Body for $1999

In the first post-holidays update of the Stock Status Tracker, the Olympus E-M1 II body only is in-stock for its normal price of $1999 with free shipping by 3rd-party seller Wolfe’s Camera thru Amazon. This ships directly from Wolfe’s, so it’s not Prime eligible (this is a different Wolfe, not the “Ritz and Wolf” wolves). Supplies are limited as usual.

Olympus E-M1 (first gen) Body Only for $900 after $200 off coupon

The Olympus E-M1 II, riding a wave of performance accolades, is officially released but hard to find [check Stock Status Tracker for future updates) goes for $2000. But if you prefer to get the first generation for less than half the price, the NewEgg Techmas sale has a coupon for you, coupon code 1213GBYC298 drops the price from $1100 to $900 at NewEgg by NewEgg itself. The sale ends on Sunday 12/18/16 or earlier if sold out. (The Pen-F is not participating this time – it had sold out the previous time they did this $200 off coupon promotion).

PS: for a summary of the latest offers on a rolling basis, check the Holiday Shopping Situation Room. I just pruned all the expired deals from it.

Olympus E-PL7 w/14-42 for $399

The Olympus E-PL7 along with the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens is currently on sale for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo as one of their Green Monday specials.

These expired: PS: don’t forget the Green Monday only $200 coupons for the Olympus E-M1 and Pen-F which bring them down to $900 and $1000 respectively ~ the original post had coupon-math errors with the title saying $1000 and $1100 respectively; because math is hard 🙂

Panasonic GX85 Two-Lens Kit now gets a $150 gift card (instead of $100)

While updating the Green Monday Situation, an improvement upon the Panasonic GX85 two-lens kit surfaced. You get a $150 Adorama gift certificate instead of the previous $100. You still get the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32 and 45-150 lenses at at Adorama in black color scheme or the silver color scheme

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and $100 Gift Card for $698

Panasonic time with a bundle, the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm lens kit is bundled with the Panasonic 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH lens, along with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $698 with free shipping at Adorama in either the black color scheme or the black color scheme. Both are in-stock and ready to ship as of the time of writing… Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty with a mail-in rebate (PDF details can be found there)…

This offer is also available for purchase at B&H Photo but neither kit is currently in-stock.

(ENDED) Cyber Monday only: 25% off Refurbished items at Olympus Outlet with coupon

This 1-day coupon expired but GetOlympus often launches coupon during holiday weekends… For Cyber Monday only, good until 11:59pm eastern, coupon code CYBER25 gets you 25% off at the Olympus Outlet which has refurbished/reconditioned Olympus cameras and lenses that come with a 90-day Olympus warranty. Supplies are limited, so YMMV on availability depending on when you check and what you are interested in.

Panasonic GX8 with 12-60mm and $150 Gift Card for $1000

The Panasonic GX8 body only is bundled with two big freebies at the moment, the Panasonic 12-60mm lens and a $150 gift card. The price is $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with $40 promotional rewards to be used in future purchases) and at Adorama. The gift cards are those of the selling retailer, at B&H, you get a $150 B&H gift card; at Adorama, you get a $150 Adorama gift card.

Olympus Instant Savings on E-M cameras & Lenses

B&H Photo is also running an Olympus Instant Savings promotion featuring a variety of E-M cameras and Micro Four Thirds lenses. This is an ever-scrolling page, keep going on the “Load More” until you see them all. It includes the E-M5 II, E-M10 II, E-PL7, Pen-F, primes and zoom lenses, and more.

Panasonic G7 w/14-42 and $50 GC for $500

It’s M43rds action now at Adorama where they are offering the new condition Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm kit lens along with a $50 Adorama gift card, all together for $500 with free shipping in either the silver G7 option or the black G7 option.

Speaking of Adorama, their daily deal good until 12pm ET on Monday is the Lenovo Flex 3 15.6″ Full HD Touchscreen 2-in-1 Notebook Computer (Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 Home) for $500 with free shipping.

New Panasonic M43 Cameras and Lenses Instant Savings

Panasonic launched a new round of instant savings promotions on their Micro Four Thirds gear, featuring cameras (GH4, GX8, GX85, G7) and various lenses (20/1.7 II, 7-14, 12-35, etc). You can find them all nicely organized at B&H Photo.

You can cross-reference prices using last week’s Mirrorless Price Charts.

Panasonic G85 in-stock at even more places now

The floodgates have opened for the Panasonic G85, the camera is now in-stock at multiple retailers at its normal prices of $900 (body only) or $1000 (with the 12-60mm lens). You can find many at the just-updated Stock Status Tracker. The latest in-stock additions include Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Pre-order alert: Olympus E-M1 II for $2000 [updated]

The brand new Olympus E-M1 II micro-four-thirds price-flagship is now available for pre-order as a body only kit with a starting price of $2000 at B&H Photo. Shipping estimate is early December… This camera too is included in the Stock Status Tracker

UPDATE: more retailers have it available for pre-order for $2000 including Amazon itself (December 8 estimate) and Adorama and the official Olympus USA store GetOlympus.

(SOLD OUT) Panasonic G5 Body Only for $300

As of a 11/3/16 recheck, this sold out and is no longer available for purchase… There are so many mirrorless cameras to price-check for the Price Charts and they are revealing more discounts. The black Panasonic G5 body only is currently available for $300 with free shipping at Adorama. If you have Amazon gift cards to spend, you can also get it likewise from Adorama on Amazon (not Prime eligible)… There are dozens of M43rds cameras now (even more if you consider used/refurbished), so deciding what do is a project in itself…

In-Stock Now: both Panasonic G85 kits at normal prices

I just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have some good news for fans of the Panasonic G85 Micro Four Thirds camera, both kits are in-stock at their normal prices from authorized dealer Southern-California-based Samy’s Camera: the G85 Body Only goes for $900, while the G85 w/12-60mm goes for $1000. Free shipping for the slowest shipping method. The 2-day delivery option ranges from $10+ to $20+ depending on zipcode. The Overnight option costs more, again depending on zipcode.

UPDATE: the G85 w/12-60mm is also in-stock for $1000 by Kenmore Camera on eBay.

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock Now: Panasonic G85 body for $900

As of 7:51pm ET re-check, this sold out… For the big picture, check the just-updated Stock Status Tracker

AS of the time of writing, the Panasonic G85 body only is available for $900 with free shipping by Cameta thru Amazon. This ships directly from Cameta, not Prime eligible…

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock: Panasonic G85 w/12-60 for $1000

As of a 11pm ET re-check, this sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker… B&H and Adorama come back after the holidays on 10/26/16, so there may (or may not) be more movement there…

and we have some good news if you are looking for the Panasonic G85 with the 12-60mm lens, it is in-stock for its normal price $1000 with two units left as of the time of writing by Roberts thru Amazon. This ships directly from Roberts Imaging and it is not Prime eligible…

Buy One Get Second one for 10% off: refurbished Camera Gear (49 options, mostly Nikon and Olympus)

The official BuyDig eBay store is running a new promotion, Buy One Item, Get The Second One for 10% off. A total of 49 certified refurbished cameras and lenses are participating including Nikon DSLR lenses, the Olympus E-M5 and E-M10 Mark IIs, the E-PL5, various Nikon APS-C dSLRs up to the D7200, and a few Coolpixes too up to the P900 uber-zoom.

NOTE: you must purchase two items for this promotion. The discount will be applied to the LOWEST PRICE ITEM, so strategically this promotion maximizes your savings if the two items are as close in price as possible.

Imported Panasonic GH4 Body for $900

The Panasonic GH4 goes for $1300 with a $200 house gift card at some authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama but if you are comfortable buying imported cameras with a 1-year seller (not manufacturer) warranty then…

… to the eBay Deals we revisit, where the “Electronics Valley” eBay store (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Panasonic GH4 body only for $900 with free shipping with a limit of five units per buyer.

Free …Brunch for Two with Olympus E-PL8 purchase (must fill out forms)

I don’t recall a camera manufacturer offering free food with a camera purchase before, but Olympus is currently doing it. If you purchase the Olympus E-PL8, and fill out some forms, you can get a brunch for two (yes, brunch as in breakfast + lunch) for FREE. You have to fill in a form, and then plan with a “concierge agent” based on time-sensitive deadlines. You must purchase the Olympus E-PL8 at an authorized dealer between 9/19 and 12/31 in 2016 and follow the instructions and deadlines at the promotional page.

Panasonic GX8 with 12-60 f3.5-5.6 and $150 Gift Card for $998

If you are looking for a take-pictures-with kit to get started with Micro Four Thirds with a non-entry-level camera, the Panasonic GX8 is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens and a $150 Gift Card for $998 with free shipping at Adorama in either the black or silver options… Optionally you can triple the original warranty via a mail-in rebate submitted per Panasonic’s instructions. PDF file with details at the aforelinked retailers… Optionally you can buy them as a bundle with a couple of Kipon adapters for $50 combined purchase discount…

Panasonic GX8 with 12-60 f3.5-5.6 and $150 Gift Card for $998

If you are looking for a take-pictures-with kit to get started with Micro Four Thirds with a non-entry-level camera, the Panasonic GX8 is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens and a $150 Gift Card for $998 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama in either the black or silver options… Optionally you can triple the original warranty via a mail-in rebate submitted per Panasonic’s instructions. PDF file with details at the aforelinked retailers…

Olympus Pen-F Body and 15mm f8 Body Cap Lens and $48 Rewards for $1199 with Free Overnight Shipping

If you hate waiting for new cameras to arrive, Adorama is offering Free Overnight Shipping on the Olympus Pen-F Body Only in either the black or silver color schemes for $1199. You also get $48~ in promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) and the Olympus 15mm f8 Body Cap Lens… The same offer is available at B&H Photo except you don’t get overnight but expedited shipping…

PS: this is part of the latest Olympus Camera and Lens Sale.

Still Good: Panasonic GX8 with 12-60 f3.5-5.6 OIS and $150 Gift Card for $998

It’s micro four thirds time again, a Panasonic bundle, the GX8 body only is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $998 with free shipping in either the black GX8 or the silver GX8. This was $1198 a few days ago.

Panasonic GX8 with 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and $150 Gift Card for $1198

Another bundle is offered in the world of M43rds at Adorama. It is the Panasonic GX8 body only along with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $1198 with free shipping in either the black GX8 or the silver GX8. This is a while supplies last type of a promotion.

PSA: if you are touch-typing and your right hand is misaligned (shifted one position to the right), then instead of writing “OIS” you write “POS”. So if you read that in the forums, the person writing it may not necessarily be a Panasonic hater, they may just have a misaligned touch-typing situation 🙂

$100 to $150 Gift Card with select Panasonic GX85, G7 and GH4 Kits

More action at the B&H Photoshop World Specials, the following Panasonic cameras get a $100 to $150 B&H Photo Gift Card:

+ GX85 with 12-32mm (either color) with $100 B&H Gift Card along with Extra Battery and Charger for $798

+ G7 with 14-140mm and 25mm f1.7 with $150 B&H Gift Card for $998

+ GH4 Body Only with $100 B&H Gift Card and 4% promotional rewards ($52~ to be used in future purchases) for $1298

20% off Olympus Outlet with coupon (2-day sale)

A surprise coupon, coupon code FIREWORKS (a recycled 4th of July coupon but regardless) gets you 20% off purchases at the official Olympus Outlet store. The coupon only works on the refurbished items there, not new condition items. Refurbished items come with a 90-day warranty from Olympus. The coupon expires July 20, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

Panasonic G7 with 25mm f1.7 and 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS and $150 Gift Certificate for $998

Hide your wallets! A Micro Four Thirds temptation is upon us! Adorama is offering the Panasonic G7 with the 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS Lens, along with the 25mm f1.7 Lens and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $998 with free expedited shipping for a limited time only… Optionally you can add the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 lens to the bundle for +$298 (look for this when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section…

New Olympus Instant Savings: E-PL7 $350, E-M1 $900, 40-150 $99 and F2.8 PRO Zooms, more

Olympus has a new round of instant savings, good until 7/31/16. You can find the participating cameras and lenses nicely organized at Adorama. Among them:

+ E-PL7 body for $350 or E-PL7 w/14-42 for $400

+ E-M1 body for $900

+ M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 “R” Zoom for $99

+ 17mm f2.8 prime for $200

+ f2.8 PRO zooms
+ 7-14mm f2.8 for $1100
+ 12-40mm f2.8 for $800
+ 40-150mm f2.8 for $1300

+ and more at the Instant Savings page

(ENDED) Olympus E-M10 Body Only for $299

As of a 6/20/16 re-check, this party is over…

Adorama sold-out and is no longer offering this sale… The Olympus E-M10 (first generation) Body Only is doing its farewell tour, and if this is something you’re interested in, the silver-black color scheme is currently going for $299 with free shipping at Adorama directly or if you have Amazon Gift Cards to spend, by Adorama thru Amazon (ships from Adorama, not Prime eligible).

Amazon still has them in-stock but the price increased to $400… UPDATE:: for Prime-members only, the black E-M10 body only goes for $299 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of TEN per customer. The shipping estimate is 1-3 weeks.

In-stock now: Panasonic GX85 w/12-32 & Travel Freebies, Z Camera E1 (m43), JVC Video Camera

In addition to the items tracked in the Stock Tracker, the following items are also now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo (they are back after the Holidays):

+ Panasonic GX85 w/12-32 with bonus Travel Charger/Battery bundle for $798

+ Z Camera E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera (M43rds) for $699

+ JVC GY-HM620 ProHD Mobile News Camera for $2995

+ this is a new pre-order item (in-stock early August 2016): Zeiss VR One Plus Virtual Reality Smartphone Headset for $129

Panasonic GH4 Body with $150 Gift Card for $1298

One of the many Adorama Annual Street Fair specials is the Panasonic GH4 body only bundled with a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate along with a 32GB SD card for $1298 with free shipping… Optionally you can triple the warranty via a mail-in rebate to Panasonic… Optionally you can buy other items with this, expand the yellow “Special Offer” section over there… This is a limited time offer ~ it lasts as long as you see the free items shown on the product page over there…

In-stock now: Panasonic GX85 w/12-32 for $798

In-stock alert! This camera is not tracked in the Stock Status Tracker but it is now in-stock and ready to ship to your front door from Adorama. It is the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm for $798 with free expedited shipping in either the silver-black GX85 kit or the black GX85 kit. With the black kit, you can optionally add Elements 14 software at a discount (expand the yellow “Special Offer” section)… Optionally you can triple the original GX85 warranty by filing a mail-in rebate with Panasonic…