(OLDER POST) Olympus E-M1 II with HLD-9 Battery Grip Bundles: with 12-40 for $2700 OR with 12-100 for $3100 OR with 12-40/40-150 for $4000

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Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Body Only for $249

This went as low as $199 during the late 2017 holiday shopping season deals, but if you don’t want to wait for it, at the moment, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera for $249 with free shipping. This is a limited time offer but not a daily deal.

Panasonic G9 Floodgates Begin to Open (aka In-Stock for $1700)

Good news for Panasonic G9 hunters! The floodgates have began to open! As of the latest update of the Stock Status Tracker, the camera is in-stock at its starting price of $1700 at following authorized Panasonic USA dealers:

+ Amazon itself (limit up to three per customer)

+ Samys (eBay)

+ Cameta (eBay) (different listing since yesterday)

+ various at 3rd-party sellers at Amazon including Beach, Ritz, Samy’s

In-Stock: Panasonic G9 for $1700 [limited quantities]

The latest update of the Stock Status Tracker finds the Panasonic G9 in-stock at authorized dealers in limited quantities at its official starting price of $1700 as follows:

+ Cameta Camera (eBay) (two available as of the time of writing)

+ Amazon (3rd Parties)

Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 for $148 with freebies

On the budget side of Micro Four Thirds, the new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH lens is currently on sale for $148 with free shipping at authorized dealers with the following freebies:

+ at Adorama you get a 52mm ProOptics filter kit (three filters with case), cap keeper and cleaning kit

+ 4% promotional rewards ($6~) at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 5% statement credit for Prime members pay with a Prime credit card at Amazon

Panasonic G9 gets a January 15 estimate (YMMV)

I just added the upcoming Panasonic G9 to the Stock Status Tracker, and surprise-surprise, both the Amazon itself listing and the B&H Photo listing have a January 15 estimate! The original Panasonic estimate was for late February. So if two major retailers have the same estimate, that’s a good sign!

Obligatory screenshots to make sure I did not post this while sleep-walking/sleep-blogging, first B&H and then Amazonia 🙂

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F for $700 (black) or $750 (silver)

If you are a fan of the Pen-F digital cameras, they are refilled too on the Olympus Outlet store and they are both in-stock as of the time of writing, but expedited shipping is not available for them (only slow free shipping). They come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty as follows:

+ factory reconditioned Olympus PEN-F Black Body Only for $700

+ factory reconditioned Olympus PEN-F Silver Body Only for $750

Olympus Outlet Store refilled: 32 items now!

The Olympus USA Outlet store has been refilled since our last check yesterday. They now have a total of 32 items, up from 9 yesterday! The two not-working coupons that were shown yesterday are no longer mentioned. I will try to digest these later today, but I’m posting this now so you can check for any hard to find items that may sell out by the time I get around to “digesting” it all. I also have to “digest” today’s CES action, which is the official Day #1 of the Las Vegas trade show.

Pre-order new Panasonic GH5S mirrorless for $2500

CES 2018 is here and with it we have our first major interchangeable lens camera announcement, it is the brand new Panasonic GH5S, yes, the S is part of the name, it is not plural, SAD that so many companies fail at such a simple thing in product naming 🙂 The new GH5S is a video-priority variant of the GH5, and it is available for pre-ordering for $2500 at B&H Photo and Adorama

Having won 2017 with a 13 vs 8 score, Mirrorless scores the first “goal” of 2018 against DSLRs. That D-Rebel T6 is a leaky goalie 🙂

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and $50 Gift Card and $24 Rewards for $598

If you are looking for a Micro Four Thirds “take pictures with” kit, Adorama has a bundle for you. The Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150mm f4-5.6 lenses, along with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $24 promotional rewards, all together for $598 with fre expedited shipping in the silver color scheme or the black color scheme.

B&H Photo also offers the two lens kit for the same price, but instead of the gift card and promotional rewards, you get a SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card and a Ruggard Hunter 25 DSLR Holster Bag.

Panasonic GX8 body for $748, with 25/1.7 for $898

The Panasonic G9 is on the horizon for $1300, but if you don’t want to wait or pay the deputy-flagship price (I will add this to the Stock Tracker as we get closer), the silver color of the Panasonic GX8 is on sale for $748 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($30~) at B&H Photo until Saturday at 11:59pm ET. Note however that B&H does not accept orders during the Sabbath (Friday PM to Saturday PM), so plan your ordering accordingly!

What if you like the GX8 but also want a price lens with it? B&H Photo has you covered there too, the GX8 with 25mm f1.7 lens for $898 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($36~). This offer ends Sunday at 11:59pm ET.

(ENDED) Z CAM E1 Mini 4K M43rds Body Only for $199

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Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and $50 Gift Card and 64GB Sandisk Extreme and Bag for $598

The Panasonic GX85 is back on with another offer! B&H Photo is including a $50 B&H Photo Gift Card along with a free 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC memory card (definitely not a throw-away memory card!) and a shoulder bag bundled with the Panasonic GX85 two lens kit (12-32, 45-150) for $598 with free expeditd shipping in your choice of silver or black.

Olympus Outlet Store Watch: only three PRO items listed for Green Monday

Green Monday is well under way but the Olympus Outlet store has not been decorated like a Christmas tree with deals. Only the three previously aforementioned PRO camera gear are listed there. As a refresher:

+ refurb E-M1 II body for $1500 with coupon GREENDEALS
+ refurb 25mm f1.2 PRO for $900
+ refurb 12-140mm f4 IS PRO for $1050
+ 90-day Olympus USA warranty included
+ all three are in-stock as of the time of writing

Refurbished Olympus E-M1 II body for $1500

The new condition Olympus E-M1 II body only goes for $1800 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

But if you want to save some, off to the Olympus USA Outlet store we go, where coupon code GREENMONDAY gets you the refurbished Olympus E-M1 II body for $1500 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. The coupon drops the price from $1700 to $1500.

PS: the addition of the E-M1 II and the coupon seems to suggest that more things will be loaded to the Olympus USA store, but this is only my speculation…

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 back to $598

The Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 goes for $598 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

As of 12/11/17 PM recheck, the price increased from $548 to $598 at at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to three cameras per color per customer. This WAS not a lightning deal, so expiration time WAS unknown.

Panasonic GX8 Silver with 25mm f1.7 Lens for $898

Panasonic action once again, a “Take Pictures with a Prime Lens Kit”, the new condition Panasonic GX8 silver color scheme is bundled with the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 lens, together going for $898 with free shipping at B&H Photo… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic…

If you are interested in the GX85 with 12-32mm, there are a couple of freebie promotions running:
+ B&H Photo you get a $50 B&H Gift Card
+ Adorama you get the Panasonic 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens instead of a $50 GC

PS: a number of the previously mentioned Panasonic gift card deals continue.

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 for $598

The Panasonic freebie promotions move to the world of Micro Four Thirds, where the Panasonic GX85 has made a new friend! The standard Panasonic GX85 (GX eighty five) with 12-32mm is now bundled with the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens, together going for $598 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama. You can optionally file with Panasonica to triple the original warranty.

This time the Amazon price bots woke up, and Amazon itself too is offering the free 45-150 lens, in silver or black, with up to three per color for $598. If you pay with a Prime credit card or with the activated Discover Q4 Cashback promotion, you get 5% back as a statement credit.

PS: some of the Panasonic model names are easy to mistype, so as an extra verification, I am typing the model name twice, the second time in words, eg GX85 (GX eighty five) or LX10 (LX ten). This reduces the chances of typos, as the Panasonic line-up has some traps, LX10/LX100, G85/GX85/GX850, etc.

Open-Box Panasonic GH5 for $1600, Imported for $1500, New with V-Log for $2000

The Panasonic GH5 body only has been steadily in-stock for $2000 at authorized Panasonic dealers (thank you MAP!) in new condition, so it is also being removed from the Stock Status Tracker [update in progress], so in a new blog tradition, it too is getting a “parting shot” post. The current offers:

+ new condition grey-market with 1-Year Seller warranty from 6ave on eBAY for $1500

+ open-box from authorized dealer Samy’s Camera for $1600

+ new condition at authorized dealers for $2000 with FREE V-Log at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ optionally triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic

Monday: refurbished Olympus E-M1 II for $1500 after coupon

One more thing from the Olympus Outlet store coupon CYBERSAVINGS. It drops the price of everything there by 20% with the exception of the refurbished Olympus E-M1 II body which drops from $1700 to $1500 when you use the promo code CYBERSAVINGS until 11:59pm ET on Monday. You get a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

In new condition, this is going for $1700 at authorized Olympus USA dealers such as Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo. The last two offer 4% promotional rewards, that’s $68~ to be used in future purchases at those stores.

Monday Only System Switch Temptation: Refurbished Olympus E-M5 II with TRIO of F2.8 PRO ZOOMS + Battery Grip + More for $2752 [VS $4400+ in NEW Condition]

On the PRO side of things in the Olympus Outlet Store you get 20% off with coupon code CYBERSAVINGS on the Olympus E-M5 II PRO KIT listing which goes for $3440 before coupon. Entering the coupon in the shopping cart (you don’t have to sign-in or sign-up to enter/test the coupon), drops the price of $2752 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. The sale ends on actual Cyber Monday at 11:59pm ET.

For $2752, you get the following manufacturer refurbished items:

+ Olympus E-M5 II body black
+ Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 M34ds lens
+ Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 M43rds lens
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 M43rds lens
+ Olympus HLD-8 Grip/Battery Holder
+ Olympus BLN-1 battery
+ Olympus CBG-10 System Bag

Price-checking these in new condition and with the current Black Cyber-Friday Monday sales at authorized dealers such as Adorama has these new condition prices:

+ the trio of f2.8 PRO zooms goes for $3200 ($1300 + $1100 + $800)
+ the E-M5 II body only goes for $800
+ that’s $4000 already
+ the battery grip goes for $173
+ the extra BLN-1 battery goes for $50
+ the Olympus CBG-10 System Bag goes for $190
+ total of $4413

So you are paying $1660 less than the new condition prices! A system switch temptation? A stock up purchase?

20% off Olympus Outlet store with coupon

Here it is! Cyber Monday coupon CYBERSAVINGS a total of eighteen refurbished Olympus items in the Olympus Outlet store.

Now before you buy, make sure you compare the prices to the new condition versions of those lenses and cameras, some of which are heavily discounted in the Olympus Instant Savings.

Still Good: Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 OIS for $998

Amazon itself has ran out of these, but fear NOT, both Adorama and B&H Photo still have them in-stock and ready to ship. “Them” is the new condition Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 OIS bundle for $998 with free shipping.

Multiply the camera’s name by ten, insert an “X”, and divide the price by 0.40 [I believe this is the first time ever I attempted this type of a joke ~ probably with good reason!] and you get the new condition Panasonic GX850 with the 12-32mm kit lens and free extras for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself (no freebies but 5% cashback with Prime card or activated Discover Q4 cashback).

Panasonic GX850 with 12-32 and Extras for $400

Another Micro Four Thirds “Take Pictures With” temptation! $400 will get you the new condition Panasonic GX850 with 12-32mm and a 32GB Sandisk EXtrEmE microSD card, a Ruggard pouch and cleaning cloth at B&H Photo in your choice of black or silver… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic… This kit went for $550 when we posted the Mirrorless Price Charts

(ENDED) Panasonic GX850 w/12-32 and Extras for $400

As of a 11/281/7 PM re-check, this party’s over… The prices are up to $550…

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(ENDED) Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 for $998

As of a 11/281/7 PM re-check, this party’s over… The prices are up to $550…

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Panasonic GH4 Body with Choice of Freebie for $898

The Panasonic GH5 body only is holding steady at $2000, but the imported/grey-market prices have been dropping steadily, currently going for $1500 grey market as one of the eBay Black Friday features.

But the Panasonic GH4 is not only going for $898 but you have choices on which freebie to pick at B&H Photo: FREE Rode Mic or mayhaps V-LOG Activation Kit or 4% promotional rewards ($36~ in future purchases)… Amazon has it for $900, but no freeebies…

YI M1 with 12-40 and 42.5/.18 for $349 [m43]

The YI 42.5mm f1.8 macro lens for $100 offer expired, but there is a new discount on the YI M1 two lens kit (with 12-40, 42.5mm f1.8) dropping from $379 to $350 in the black or silver color schemes. This is not a lightning deal. If you don’t need it immediately, since YI is a frequent participant in the Gold Box Lightning Deals, it may show up there at some point(s) during this Holiday shopping season. This is only speculation, I have no way of knowing either way ahead of time.

PS: but that’s not all, there are many Micro Four Thirds sales and more when Olympus unveils their Outlet store specials. As of the time of writing all the refurbished products are gone. Maybe they are saving them for Cyber Monday?

Olympus E-M1 II body drops to $1700

As teased in the Olympus Black Friday Teasers, the new condition Olympus E-M1 II, the current flagship of the Olympus side of Micro Four Thirds is down $100, at an all time low of $1700 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. The prices of the other kits are appropriately adjust as well.

Olympus posts Black Friday Preview (Sales Begin Thursday)

SPOILER ALERT! If you don’t want to be spoiled about the Olympus Black Friday deals that begin Thursday 11/23/17, do not check the Olympus Black Friday preview. The sale prices go live tomorrow (Thursday). These are the new condition cameras and lenses sold at various authorized Olympus dealers.

+ new low on their E-M1 II flagship, it will drop from $1800 to $1700
+ E-M10 III kits drop $100, body for $550, with lens for $650

Here are screenshots of the lens teasers, it’s much faster (and more accurate) than me transcribing pictures 🙂

Imported Panasonic GH5 body w/1-YR seller warranty for $1500

One of the cameras teased in the eBay BF Ads [see BF Ads Digest mega-post] is the Panasonic GH5 body only for $1500, and I think I’ve found that offer. As expected, it is imported/grey-market, offered in new condition by 6ave’s eBay store with a limit of up to three per buyer. It comes with a 1-year seller warranty.

This is a $50 drop since the last time I updated the Stock Status Tracker where the same seller offered it for $1550. The new condition price at authorized dealers remains $2000 (thank you MAP pricing).

BUT another option emerged now, KEH Camera has limited supplies in USED “LN-” (Like New Minus) condition for $1829 plus shipping. And if you buy before 12/31/17, you get a 365-warranty from KEH Camera instead of the usual 180-day. Definitely better to have a KEH warranty than an eBay seller warranty 🙂

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F for $700

Some people use pens to write with ink, others use them to write with light. If you are of the latter persuasion, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus PEN-F (black) is back in-stock for $700 with free shipping and a 90-day USA warranty at the Olympus USA Outlet Store.

At the moment, in new condition at authorized dealers it goes for $1000, such as B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II Body Only for $300

The manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body only (second generation) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty as part of the Olympus USA Outlet Store refill. It is in-stock as of the time of writing…

In new condition, this goes for $550 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and $650 with the 14-42 or $750 with the 12-50. This was the price of the body only two weeks ago as well when I posted the Mirrorless Price Charts.

If you prefer the refurbished E-M10 II with the 14-42mm EZ, it goes for $430 in black or silver at the Olympus Outlet store, which is exactly the price of the refurbished 14-42mm EZ lens on its own. So if you go refurbished, the delta between the body only and the “with 14-42 EZ” is +$150, while in new condition is +$100. In other words, if you don’t feel compelled to have the 14-42 EZ lens, you can also look into getting a different lens, for example, a $90 pancake.

Refurbished Olympus E-M10 Body Only for $200

The manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 body only (first generation) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty as part of the Olympus USA Outlet Store refill. It is in-stock as fo the time of writing…

The first generation Olympus E-M10 is no longer available in new condition at authorized dealers. Olympus already revealed the third generation (E-M10 III), one among the 12 new mirrorless new cameras of 2017.

Olympus Outlet store refilled: 13 new items

This is a breaking news alert! The Olympus USA Outlet Store has been refilled! Thirteen new items have been added since I checked earlier today!

You can find some of the highlights broken down individually under the Olympus category

(ENDED) Tuesday: Z Camera E1 Mini 4K M43rds Body Only, Manfrotto 190Go! Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit for $290 (Ball OR 3-Way), Etc

These offers expired BUT for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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Panasonic G9 returns to Amazon

A few days ago the option to pre-order the Panasonic G9 at Amazon disappeared, but as of the time of writing, the option to pre-order this for $1700 has returned at Amazon. I have no clue why it disappeared. AI Bots Gone Wild? 🙂

You can see how it stacks up price-wise with other mirrorless camera in last week’s Mirrorless Price Chart. Its announcement came just as I was preparing the charts. If I was a day early, it wouldn’t have made it. So sometimes being late pays off 🙂

Speaking of Panasonic, a number of their M43rds cameras, lenses and fixed lens cameras are on sale. You can find them all under the Panasonic category, or under the Mirrorless section of the Black Friday 2017 Situation Room. It looks like mayhaps they are trying to steal a march on the other camera manufacturers by rolling out their sales earlier.

Panasonic GX8 Body with Extras for $998

The Panasonic GX8 body only was going for $1200 last week when I posted the Mirrorless Price charts, but this week it is down to $998 at authorized dealers such as Adorama (with freebies) and B&H Photo (4% rewards) and by Amazon itself (5% with Prime VISA).

A handful of Panasonic cameras got discounted today, you can find them at the aforelinked Panasonic category of posts.

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and Extras for $498

Last week the Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm was going for $800 [see Mirrorless Price Chart]. This week it is joining some of the other Panasonic cameras in going down in price! It currently goes for $498 with free shipping and with some free accessories:

+ At Adorama you get the Corel software, 46mm filter, 32GB SD card, card reader, memory card wallet, and Lowepro 140 Format bag

+ At B&H Photo you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD card and a Ruggard Hunter 15 camera bag

+ At Amazon there are no freebies but you get 5% cashback if you pay with a Prime VISA credit card (or 3% non-Prime)

Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 OIS for $998

The Panasonic G85 mirrorless camera is on its way out. The body only kit is already gone, that’s why we didn’t include it in our latest Mirrorless Price Chart, but that doesn’t stop the deals from happening!

The standard Panasonic G85 with 12-60mm which goes for $1000 now (and went for $1000 last week) is now bundled with the Panasonic 45-200mm f4-5.6 II PowerOIS lens for FREE at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer; 5% if you pay with Prime Chase VISA; 3% with non-Prime Chase VISA) and B&H Photo and Adorama.

Adorama includes a handful of free extras as well: Corel software suite, 24/7 TC holster, 58mm filter kit, 32GB Lexar SD, card reader, memory card wallet, and cleaning kit. The lens is included in the bundle, when you scroll to the bottom of the “Bundle Includes”, you will see the lens there. Screenshot below:

Optionally you can triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic. Details in PDF files at both retailers above.

There are many and more Micro Four Thirds options these days, so the decision on which one(s) to get may require a few spreadsheets and Tylenols 😉

PS: the difference between a Prime and a non-Prime Chase VISA is your Prime status. If you are a Prime member, it becomes a Prime VISA and you get 5% back on your statements. If you are not a Prime member, you get 3% back.

(ENDED) Used Panasonic GX850 with 12-32 for $400 + S&H

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Pre-order new Panasonic G9 camera with Dual IS, 80mp high-res mode for $1700

Patience is a virtue for this new camera as the estimates point to mid January to mid February 2018. It is the brand new Panasonic G9 non-video flagship, with a dual IS system [about time this became popular], dual SD slots, and an “80 megapixel high-res mode” among other things. The pre-order price is $1700 with pre-orders accepted by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

It will be added to the Stock Status Tracker as we get closer to release date (it’s 2-3 months away).

Also coming along for the ride is the Panasonic DMW-BGG9 Battery Grip available for pre-ordering for $350 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

The timing of this camera is perfect because our Mirrorless segment of the Camera Price Charts is coming out tomorrow, so it will be included 🙂

This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page. This furthers the Mirrorless cameras lead over DSLRs to 12-8. It is not unreasonable to assume that DSLRs probably don’t have a chance to catch up to them in 2017 but you never know, we’ve had November and December surprised in previous years after all!

Does this sound like a dream M43rds camera or hype? Details at 11!

Olympus E-PL8 body for $450, PEN-F body for $1000

Parallel to the E-M sales are the Olympus E-P sales.

We start with the good old PEN-F! The PEN-F body only goes for $999 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($40~ to be used in future B&H purchases). On the same listing over there at B&H Photo you will also find PEN-F bundles discounted as follows:

+ PEN-F with 17mm f1.8 for $1498
+ PEN-F with 45mm f1.8 for $1298
+ PEN-F with 25mm and 45mm f1.8 lenses for $1599

Then to the Olympus E-PL8 we go, where the E-PL8 body only is down to $450 with free shipping with 4% promotional rewards ($18~ to be used in future B&H purchases). Meanwhile the E-PL8 with 14-42mm goes for $550 with 4% rewards. Offers are available in various colors.

Olympus E-M1 II drops to $1800, E-M5 II drops to $800 [add 12-40/2.8 for $700 more]

Sunday is here and with it a new round of Olympus Instant Savings! Their current flagship, the E-M1 II body only is now down from $2000 to $1800 at B&H Photo where it also earns 4% promotional rewards (around $72 to be used in future B&H purchases).

The discounting also propagated to the E-M1 II with 12-40mm f2.8 currently going for $2498 with free shipping, and at the same time, the E-M1 II with 12-40mm and 40-150mm f2.8s go for $3798 with free expedited shipping.

On the E-M5 II front, the E-M5 II body only in silver or black, goes for $799 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($32~ to be used in future B&H purchases).

The discounts are propagating to the “with lens’ kits, the E-M5 II with 12-40 f2.8 goes for $1498 in either color scheme.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-PL7 with 14-42mm II R for $225

The price was too good to last, as of 2:35pm ET recheck, it is sold out and its page removed temporarily (404)… Check to see which offers “survived” at the Olympus Outlet store

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(SOLD OUT) In-Stock Again: refurbished Olympus PEN-F Body Black for $700

One by one they sell out, as of late 10/11/17, the black PEN-F sold out as well…

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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