Refurb Olympus E-PL3 with 14-42 II R for $236

The latest refill of the Olympus Outlet store has 29 items, sorted at the link above by price. This includes a budget “take pictures with” kit, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-PL3 with 14-42mm II R going for $236 with free shipping and a 90 day Olympus USA warranty. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

Olympus Outlet Refurb Refill: FL-600R for $200, TG-series, Etc

The previously mentioned refurb E-PL7s have sold out once again, but the refill continues at the official Olympus USA outlet store with a variety of refurbished M43 cameras, a trio of refurb TG-series elementproof P&S cameras, the refurb FL-600R flash for $200, various lenses and such. A total of 43 listings are available. They are slow to remove sold-out/out-of-stock items, so they don’t disappear from that listing immediately after they sell out…

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

As of a Tuesday 2:20am ET recheck, the refurbished E-PL7 body onlines for $200 sold out…

Refill time! The official Olympus USA outlet store has been refilled. As of the time of writing, it has a total 40 different refurbished listings! Among them is the refurbished silver Olympus E-PL7 body or the black Olympus E-PL7 body for $200 each with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. They are both shown as in-stock as of the time of writing.

Refurbished Olympus E-PL3 with 14-42 II R for $236 [corrected]

The latest refill of the Olympus Outlet store [CORRECTED LINK!] including the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-PL3 with 14-42mm II R going for $236 with free shipping and a 90 day Olympus USA warranty. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. There’s also a $56 macro converter and $130 HLD-8G Grip that I think were added the last few hours. All three mentioned items above are in-stock as of the time of writing.

Olympus Outlet store refilled [32 items now]

The official Olympus Outlet Store has been refilled! As of the time of writing, the number of offered items have increased to 32! The recent turnaround of items going in and out of stock got my short-term memory confused, so I don’t know which ones are the new additions…

Olympus Outlet Store Refill: 33 items now!

It’s refill time once again! The Olympus Outlet Store has been refilled with a total of 33 items appearing! The listing you see is sorted by price, with all listings shown on a single page. More PRO lenses and primes and budget zooms are back! More as digest these…

SADLY the refurbished Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42 II R for $160 is OUT OF STOCK as of 8:51am ET 🙁

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus TG-860 Elementproof P&S for $110

As of a 4:24pm ET recheck, this sold out…

If of all the elementproof P&S digital cameras, it is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus Tough TG-860 in the orange color scheme the one you want, it is currently going for $110 with free shipping and a 90-day USA warranty as part of the refill of the Olympus Outlet Store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

Now shipping: Olympus E-PL9 in three colors and two kit options

A dramatic entrance by the Olympus E-PL9 mirrorless camera. In a “drop the mic” fashion, Olympus announced the camera for the US market and it is already in-stock and shipping at authorized Olympus dealers. There are two options available, body only for $600 or with the 14-42 EZ lens for $700. Three color schemes are available, black, white and brown, but borrowing from the naming craze of smartphones, they call them “onyx black”, “pearl white”, and “honey brown”. I’m personally holding out for the “truly blue” or the fire orange of the HTC U11 😉

This camera too has the high speed shooting technology that can go up to 9fps. Once a feature only found in dedicated sports cameras, now it’s propagating here and there and everywhere…

The various options are now in-stock and shipping at Get Olympus and Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Note that orders placed at B&H and Adorama will ship next week…

Refurbished Olympus AIR A01 body for $170

Another addition to the Olympus Outlet store, the refurbished Olympus AIR
A01 body
in the white color scheme is available for $170 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

Since our post in the morning, a few of the times sold-out, but a few more got added. Now there are 20 items listed there.

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F body for $700

The Pen is mightier than the Sword in the Olympus Outlet store where the PEN-F manufacturer refurbished duo is back in-stock (as of the time of writing) at their usual prices of $700 for the black color scheme and $750 for the silver color scheme. Also there is the refurbished Olympus E-M5 II body only for $650 in the black color scheme. They come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

(ENDED) Olympus E-M5 II body only drops to $768 [or with 40-150 for $788]

As of a 4/3/18 AM recheck, the E-M5 II body increased to $899…

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(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus E-M1 II body for $1275 after coupon

This flash sale ended…

The factory reconditioned Olympus E-M1 II body only can be yours for $1275 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty using coupon code SPRINGSALE at the Olympus USA store until Wednesday at 10am eastern or earlier if sold out. It is in-Stock as of the time of writing! I tested the coupon and it works.

Refurbished Olympus E-M1 II Body for $1500

The manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M1 II body only is back in-stock at the official Olympus USA Outlet store going for $1500 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty… It goes for $1700 in new condition at authorized Olympus USA dealers like Adorama and Amazon itself

Olympus E-M1 II Body + HLD-9 Battery Grip for $1898

More B&H WPPI action. The Olympus E-M1 II body continues to go for $1700 at authorized dealers, same as last week when we posted our Mirrorless price charts, BUT if you also want to get the official Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip (goes for $249 on its own), you can get them together as a bundle for $1898 at B&H Photo.

Olympus E-M10 III Body drops to $584

The Olympus E-M10 III body only came out of the gate for $650 but it has its first serious discount, it is currently going for the rather unusual price of $584 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

Olympus E-M10 II Price Staircase: Body $450, w/14-42 $500, w/14-42 EZ $550

If you prefer to get the Olympus E-M10 II in new condition from authorized dealers instead of wait/hunt for a refurbished deal at the Olympus USA Outlet store, the prices of the three E-M10 II options are a $50 staircase: the body only goes for $450, with the 14-42 for $500, and with the 114-42 EZ for $550 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. You can find the different kits and colors at the root listings of the aforelinked retailers.

Olympus E-M1 II offer at Adorama as well

The previously mentioned Olympus E-M1 II with free Battery Grip Monday offer is also running at Adorama where for a limited time you can get the E-M1 II body only, the Olympus HLD-9 battery grip, and $74 promotional rewards for $1849 with free expedited shipping.

If you want to buy some lenses with it as well for a combined purchase discount, expand the “Create Your Bundle and Save Up to $775!” over there, next to the yellow “Special Offer”, to see all the options.

Olympus E-M1 II with FREE HLD-9 Battery Grip: Body for $1849, w/12-40 for $2548, w/12-100 for $2948, w/12-40/40-150 for $3748

B&H Photo is running a limited time promotion on a trio of Olympus E-M1 II bundles as follows:

+ E-M1 II body only and FREE Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip and $74 promotional rewards for $1849

+ E-M1 II with 12-40mm f/2.8 and FREE Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip and $102 promotional rewards for $2548

+ E-M1 II with 12-100mm f4 IS PRO and FREE Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip for $2948

+ E-M1 II with 12-40mm f2.8 and 40-150mm f2.8 and FREE Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip for $3748

(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

This is an older post, superseded by a better limited time sale

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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.

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…

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.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-5 drops to $399

Elementproof cameras have survived the smartphones onslaught because they have something you can’t replicate with a smartphone, their toughness. Which brings us to the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-5, dropping from $449 to $399 with free shipping at Adorama as part of the Black Friday festivities.

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 🙂

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

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.

Olympus TG-5 element-proof camera for $400

Superzooms and waterproof fixed lens digital cameras are surviving the smartphone Zombie Apocalypse because they are offering something a typical smartphone cannot. Which brings us to the new Olympus TG-5 element proof on sale for $400 with free shipping in the black color scheme or the red color scheme by Best Buy, and in black color scheme by Amazon itself (limit 3).

(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.

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) Refurbished Olympus E-M1 II Body for $1600 with coupon

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

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(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.