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) Rokinon 16mm f2 for $300 (seven mount options)

This limited time offer expired (the price went up to $400)… It’s Rokinon time at the eBay Deals, eBay seller “BestPriceOptics” (99.8%) is offering the new condition Rokinon 16mm f2 lens for $300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It is available in the Canon, Sony and Pentax dSLR mounts and the Sony, Fuji, Samsung NX, and M43rds mirrornyet mounts. The Nikon dSLR version is sold out.

(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+.

Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6 R for $120 [m43]

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.

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).

SLR Magic Noktor 50mm f0.95 for $1000 (NEX, M43, Fuji)

Prime your wallet, and prime your camera for this discount. The SLR Magic Noktor 50mm f0.95 lens is now going for $1000 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $40) at Adorama in the Micro Four Thirds or Sony NEX e-mount or Fuji X-mount.

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

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Panasonic M43rds lenses with New Leaf warranty and 4% rewards

Nineteen Panasonic M43rds lenses are part of the current round of Panasonic Instant Savings at Adorama that expires 2/21/15. Most of them get 4% promotional rewards. Some of them also get a free 3 year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty as well. Some lenses that are more heavily discounted such as the 7-14mm f4 for $900 or 8mm f3.5 fisheye for $550 do not get any of the freebies.

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.

Panasonic M43rds Instant Savings

Panasonic has launched another round of Instant Savings (aka Discounts) on a dozen of their micro-four-thirds lenses, you can find them nicely organized at B&H Photo.

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.

Panasonic 45-200mm f4.5-5.6 OIS for $270

The Panasonic 45-200mm f4.5-5.6 OIS f4.5-5.6 Mega OIS lens (m43rds) is going for $270 with free shipping again at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2) and B&H Photo.

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).

Used (white box) Panasonic 14-42mm II for $100

The Panasonic 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II megaOIS Lumix G Asph Vario H-FS1442A lens is available in “Used – Like New” condition, in a white box, with the description of “never been used” for $100 with free shipping by Roberts Camera at Amazon Warehouse Deals. I don’t now if this was part of a camera kit that got split apart or not.

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.

M43rds Lenses Instant Savings (29 choices, Pana, Oly, Sigma, etc)

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.

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 (X/m43/E/EF-M) for $1400

Prime your wallets, here comes a bright lens that will scorch your credit card statement! The Handevision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 Lens is on sale for $1400 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in four different mirrorless mounts: Fuji X, Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and Canon EF-M (yes, Canon has a mirrorless system in case you forgot!).

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 14mm f2.5 for $300 (ends by 12/18/14)

After a sanity break, we are back with a new burst of specials! We start by serving you all some light breakfast. Pancakes! The Panasonic 14mm f2.5 is on sale for $300 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends 12/18/14 or earlier if sold out. Syrup not included!

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

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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.

(ENDED) Ends 10:50pm ET: Rokinon 16mm f2.2 Cine (M43rds or Canon EOS) for $400

This four hour deal expired…
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(ENDED) Ends 11:50pm ET: Olympus 15mm f8.0 Body Cap Lens for $38

This four hour deal expired…
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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 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS for $530

B&H Photo is currently offering the Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS Lens for $530 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $21.20).

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 20mm f1.7 II drops to $350

It’s pancake discounting season again, the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II is back to $350 with free shipping, with 4% promotional rewards and a free 3 year New Leaf Drops and Spills warranty at Adorama in black version or silver version… Same price, with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo… At both places, you can optionally double the original warranty via mail-in rebate… No rewards and no doubling of warranty, but same $350 price at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2).