Official E-M1II presentation day on November 2

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Olympus has organized an official Olympus E-M1II presentation day on November 2. Many journalists and blogger will be able to test the final E-M1II production version.I also guess that from that day on we will be also able to preorder the new camera. If you preorder fast the camera will ship to you before Christmas. Therefore stay tuned on 43rumors where I will link to all possible US and Eu preorder links.

(FT5) Confirmed: Olympus E-M1II will start shipping the first week of December

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I had a discussion with multiple sources and they all confirmed the new Olympus E-M1II will start shipping out the first week of December. Here are some additional info:

1) Olympus original plan was to ship the E-M1II by November 18. But Sony Kumamoto sensor production is still not running at 100% capacity
2) Olympus will have a major E-M1II try out event with journalist during the first week of November. I guess that’s when preorders will be opened.
3) A small quantity only will ship in December. Larger Stock will be available in January.
4) Price still hasn’t been confirmed yet. There is only a general Olympus comment about the price being in the Fuji X-T2 territory.

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Olympus preorders:
E-PL8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de. ParkCameras.
25mm f/1.2 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
12-100mm f/4.0 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
30mm macro at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
FL-900r flash at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.de. ParkCameras.

Panasonic preorders:
G85: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
FZ2500: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
Lx10: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.

(FT3) Possible Olympus E-M1II prices leaked in Australia

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Those are the E-M1II prices in Australia. I am yet not sure if those are the 100% definitve prices. Also note that Australian prices are usually higher than US and EU prices. A pure currency conversion doens’t make sense. So let’s estimate the US/Euro price that way:

The Fuji X-T2 costs 2,299 AUS at CameraPro. This means the E-M1II price is 13% higher. So we can guess:

US price: X-T2 price at Amazon.com is $1,599. E-M1II price could be around $1799
Eu price: X-T2 price at Amazon.de is 1.699 Euro. E-M1II price could be around 1899 Euro.

As I said, the US and EU prices are just a guess. But it’s highly likely the E-M1II will be priced a bit above the Fuji X-T2. What are your thoughts on this?

For bloggers: Feel free to repost this but please kindly link back to 43rumors.com as source. Thanks!

Olympus preorders:
E-PL8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de. ParkCameras.
25mm f/1.2 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
12-100mm f/4.0 PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
30mm macro at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, GetOlympus. Amazon.de.
FL-900r flash at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.de. ParkCameras.

Panasonic preorders:
G85: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
FZ2500: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.
Lx10: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.