In-stock nao: Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42 for $300

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.

Pre-order Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42mm for $300

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.

Pre-order new Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema (M43rds) cameras

Black Magic had a couple of new compact M43rds cameras to show at NAB 2015, and they are now available for pre-order at B&H Photo: the Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera for $1000, and also the Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4K for $1300. They have a mid-July release estimate (2015 that is). They also have the Ursa Mini 4K and 4.6K cameras with either EF or PL mounts ranging from $3000 to $5500.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema with Panasonic 14-140mm and extras for $1000

As part of their NAB promotions, B&H Photo is offering this Blackmagic Pocket Cinema bundle for $1000. It includes the camera, the Panasonic 14-140mm f4.0-5.8 MegaOIS Lens, an extra battery and a 64GB Sandisk Extreeeeeme SDXC card.

Panasonic GM1 w/12-32mm and $200 Gift Card for $700

For a limited time, Adorama is bundling a $200 Adorama Gift Certificate with the Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm kit for a total price of $700. This is available in the blue color scheme or the orange color scheme. The lens is silver regardless. The orange also earns a 4% reward (= $28~).

(ENDED) 25% off Olympus Outlet store with coupon

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+.

Panasonic GX7 body only for $450

The eBay Deals action continues, now moving to the world of M43rds, with the new condition silver Panasonic GX7 body only offered for $450 with free shipping by Adorama’s eBay store, with a limit of five per customer. Adorama is an authorized Panasonic dealer.

Refurbished Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW for $240

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.

Panasonic GH4 with free Rode mic for $1500

The Panasonic GH4 body only kit is currently bundled with a free Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $1500 with 4% promotional rewards (= $60 rewards) at B&H Photo and Adorama. The free item is included automatically while this promotion is running (= you see this offer mentioned on the product page while the promotion is running).

Speaking of the GH4, if you happen to want both the GH4 body only and the FL580L flash, you can save a little bitty bit by buying them together as a bundle for $2000 at the Panasonic Store 3-day sale which ends at the end of day on 3/7/15.

Speaking of Panasonic M43rds, the GF6 with 14-42mm continues to go for $330 by Roberts on Amazon. Amazon’s own price is $340. Used prices by Amazon Warehouse Deals start at $250.

Blackmagic Pocket (M43) + Pana 14-140 OIS + extras for $1000

As part of their WPPI specials B&H Photo has a bundle centered around the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera, Micro Four Thirds edition. You get the camera body only kit, the Panasonic 14-140mm f4-5.8 HD OIS lens, an extra battery, and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SDXC for $1000 with free expedited shipping.

Now shipping: Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 kits

The Panasonic GF7 with the 12-32mm II kit lens, in their various color schemes, are now in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama for $600. Adorama has bundles with free 16GB card, VidPro case, Tiffen UV filter and cleaning kit for 2 pennies more, so page-down the listings to find the bonus accessory listings ($599.99 vs $600.01).

Olympus E-M5 body only for $600

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).

(ENDED) 20% off at the Olympus Outlet store with coupons

This coupon offer for President’s Weekend expired…
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Pre-order new Olympus E-M5 II body ($1100), 14-150 ($600), etc

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.

The E-M5 II also gets its very own underwater housing, model PT-EP13, with a pre-order price of $1000, and the HLD-8 Power Battery Holder with a pre-order price of $280.

Also new is the M.Zuiko ED 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Lens, dust and splashproof, with a pre-order price of $600 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

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.

Panasonic GF6 w/14-42 drips to $330

The last time we mentioned the Panasonic GF6 with 14-42mm it was going for $350. As of this recheck, it has dripped down to $330 with free shipping by Roberts LP fulfilled by Amazon with a limit of two per customer.

Pre-order: new Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 for $600

New Year, New Cameras! Panasonic has a new M43rds camera, the GF7 with the 12-32mm lens is a 16mp camera with a price of $600, in black or pink color schemes, available for pre-orders at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon with a February-ish release estimate… We are keeping track of only the interesting new cameras of 2015 in this tracking post.

PS: I forgot to mention, the previous version, the GF6 with the 14-42mm kit lens goes for $350 in new condition at B&H Photo and Amazon itself (limit 2).

Panasonic GF6 w/14-42mm for $350

If you are M43rds-curious and want a take-pictures-with kit, the Panasonic GF6 with the 14-42mm lens (GF6KK kit) is offered for $350 with free shipping at B&H Photo and by Roberts at Amazon.

Olympus E-PL5 w/14-42mm drops to $450

Another Olympus E-PL5 price drop since the start of the year, the E-PL5 with the 14-42mm lens is down to $450 with free shipping and free 16GB SD at Amazon by Amazon herself. It was going for $600 at the end of the year (see Mirrorless Price Chart).

Olympus E-PL7 drops $100 ($500 body or $600 w/lens)

The Olympus E-PL7 dropped $100 very recently, it is now going for $500 as body only and $600 with the 14-42mm lens at Amazon et al. It was going for $100 more at the end of the year (see Mirrorless Price Chart).

Olympus E-PM2 body only for $210 (limit 2)

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.

Olympus E-M5 body only drops to $600

The Olympus E-M5 body only is now down to $600 with free shipping at Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Olympus E-M1 body only drops to $1200

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.

Olympus E-PL5 silver body only for $400

The silver Olympus E-PL5 body only is going for $400 with free shipping by Willoughby’s at Amazon. The order ships from Willoughby’s, not Amazon… UPDATE: the white body only is likewise at $400.

Olympus E-M1 body drops to $1300

The Olympus E-M1 body only is down to $1300 in either the silver or the black by Mel Pierce Cameras at Amazon. This ships from Mel Pierce Camera, not Amazon.

(ENDED) Panasonic GM1 w/14-42mm (silver) for $500 [TOOS; limit 2]

As of a 12/29/14 recheck, the price is back to $6500… As of a 12/29/14 at 2:12am ET recheck, the silver Panasonic GM1 with 14-42mm has gone “temporarily out of stock” as well at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. This is not part of the lightning deals, so the price is market driven.

(ENDED) Orange Panasonic GM1 w/12-32mm for $500 (limit 2; TOOS)

As of a 12/29/14 recheck, the price is back to $6500… Oranges and carrots are good for you. If you happen to like cameras with colors somewhere in-between oranges and carrots, the Panasonic GM1 with 12-32 (model DMC-GM1KD) is on sale for $500 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit two per customer during this sale. It is currently “temporarily out of stock” (TOOS) but you can order it and lock up the $500 price… This is not part of the lightning deals, so the price is market driven (can change or not change at any point in time).

Panasonic GH4 w/14-140mm non-OIS for $1700

The Panasonic GH4 camera is bundled with the 14-140mm Panasonic non-OIS lens for $1700 with free shipping and a free 32GB card at Adorama. The GH4 body only goes for $1500 on its own (with various freebies).

Panasonic GF6 with 14-42mm for $360

To the eBay Deals we go where we find the new condition Panasonic GF6 with 14-42mm offered for $360 with free shipping by Robert’s Camera on eBay (99.6%). Limit five per buyer. As with all featured eBay deals, they are limited time offers of unknown expiration date.

(ENDED) Panasonic GH3 body for $600 (PanaLeica 42.5mm f1.2 for $1100) [ends by 3:50pm ET]

This limited time offer ended. The 42mm f1.2 lens got completely sold-out before the 4-hour deal window closed. The GH3 was roughly 20% claimed…

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Refurbished Olympus E-M5 w/12-50 for $750 (body only for $625)

The Olympus Outlet Store is offering the refurbished Olympus E-M5 with 12-50mm for $750 in either silver or black. The parallel body only kits go for $625.

Panasonic GX7 body for $478

The Panasonic GX7 body only is currently on sale for $478 with free shipping at Adorama (4% rewards, free 32GB Lexar, double warranty via mail-in rebate) and at Amazon… The with 14-42mm kit goes for $600.

Panasonic GH3 body plus $100 Gift Card for $700

May all your mirrorless dreams come true! Especially if they include the Panasonic GH3! For a limited time, Adorama is offering this special Panasonic GH3 bundle: the GH3 body only kit, plus a $100 Adorama gift certificate, plus 4% promotional rewards for $700 with free 2-day shipping… Optionally you can add lenses or flashes to your order for a combined purchase discount – click on the small link under “Buy together and save” over there for details… Also optionally, you can double the original Panasonic warranty via mail-in rebate. PDF available over there – look for it on the right side of the page, under “View Available Rebate(s)”.

Panasonic GH4 new freebies: Rode VideoMic or other options

The Panasonic GH4 body only kit remains at $1500 but it has more freebie options. At B&H Photo you get a free Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone. At Adorama, you get a free $50 gift certificate and 32GB SDHC or a free battery and 32GB SDHC and 4% promotional rewards. 4% of $1500 is a sizable amount = $60 to be used in a future purchase.

(ENDED) Panasonic G6 w/14-42 and 45-150 for $516

This limited time offer expired…
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Panasonic G6 w/14-42mm drops to $500

The Panasonic G6 with 14-42mm was going for $550 with a $100 B&H Photo gift card. That promotion expired, but now the price of the camera has dropped to $500 at various authorized Panasonic dealers, including Amazon itself (limit 2) and Adorama and B&H Photo. No free gift cards at the moment.

Panasonic G6 w/14-42mm with free $100 Gift Card for $550

The Panasonic G6 w/14-42mm II Lens is going for $550 with free shipping again at multiple authorized Panasonic dealers, but the listing at B&H Photo has a pleasant surprise: you also receive a $100 plastic B&H Photo gift card! The free gift card will be included automatically by B&H Photo while this promotion is running. While the promotion is running, this offer is mentioned right below the camera’s name.

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No free $100 gift card but you get a free Lowepro case, 32GB Transcend SDHC at Adorama, and no freebies at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Panasonic GH3 body only w/extras for $700

The Panasonic GH3 body only is now going for $700 with free shipping at some authorized Panasonic dealers, including Adorama (free extra battery, 32GB SDHC, 16GB Memory Vault, 4% rewards) and B&H Photo (4% rewards) and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2; no extras)… This is now going for less than half the price of the GH4.

PS: if you are just now catching up, this year we are also maintaining a running Latest Deals Summary at the main blog (aka a “Situation Room” – Blitzer beard not included!)

Panasonic M43rds Instant Rebates extended until 12/27/14

The Panasonic M43rds Instant Rebates have been extended until 12/27/14. See details at Adorama where they also offer free extras with some of the cameras/lenses and also 4% promotional rewards with some of them. Check the individual product page of each item for more details. Also, you can optionally double the original Panasonic warranty (two years total) by filing a mail-in rebate (see screenshot crop in this post on how to quickly find it).

Panasonic GX7 body only for $500

The Panasonic GX7 body only is now available for $500 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $20) at Adorama. There, you will also find the PDF form of a mail-in rebate that doubles the Panasonic warranty from one to two years (see annotated screenshot crop below):

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It also goes for $500 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2) but no promotional rewards and no double warranty via mail-in rebate.

Free 40-150mm with Olympus E-M10 w/14-42mm for $700 returns (Premium kits eligible too for $925)

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.

(SOLD OUT) Panasonic G6 w/14-42mm for $555 (ends Sun 1am ET)

This sold out before the end of the day…
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(ENDED) Olympus E-M10 w/14-42 & 40-150 & Bag for $700

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) 25% off Olympus Outlet Store with coupon (Cyber Monday only)

This Cyber Monday offer expired… The Cyber Monday deal from the official Olympus store is a 25% off sale on the Olympus Outlet Store with coupon code CYBER25 over there. The coupon expires 12/2/14 at 3am ET but supplies are limited, so items may sell out beforehand. Due to time constraints I cannot price-check everything in the Olympus Outlet store.

(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…

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Olympus build your M43rds bundle (savings up to $800)

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.

Panasonic M43rds specials at Adorama: GH4, GH3, GX7, 20/2.8 II, 12-35/2.8

Adorama has launched a round of Panasonic M43rds specials good until 12/3/14. They receive 4% promotional rewards and include:

+ GH4 body only with extra battery and 32GB for $1500
+ 12-35mm f2.8 with 3yr New Leaf Warranty for $900
+ GH3 body only and $100 Adorama Gift Certificate for $800
+ GX7 body only and $100 Adorama Gift Certificate for $600
+ 20mm f2.8 II with 3yr New Leaf Warranty for $378
+ see them all here

Panasonic GH4 body with $50 GC for $1500

B&H Photo is offering the Panasonic GH4 body only with a bonus $50 B&H Photo Gift Card for $1500 with free shipping. The gift card will be included by B&H Photo automatically while this promotion is running. You will see the promotion mentioned right below the camera’s name, it starts with “INCLUDES FREE”.

[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?

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Olympus USA store has “Black Friday” sale now

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.

Panasonic GH4 w/12-32mm bundle discounts

Panasonic is having bundle promotion for their GH4 flagship with the 12-32mm f2.8 lens. At B&H Photo, with free expedited shipping, you can get the GH4 w/12-35mm for $2400 or the GH4 w/12-35mm and DMW-YAGH interface for $3900.

At Adorama, for $2400 you can get the GH4 w/12-35mm with a bonus extra battery and 32GB card… For $2500 each, you can get the GH4 with 12-35mm in two separate bundles. One has the DMW-MS2 Stereo Shotgun Microphone as an extra, the other has the DMW-BGGH3 Battery Grip as an extra. Both include a 32GB memory card… Adorama has a variety of other GH4 offers – click on the “Save up to … with bundle” to see the options for each listing… Offers end 11/8/14.