Drastic price drops on many MicroFourThirds stuff in US!

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I guess the price war started at least in USA. On almost every camera and lens we are experiencing consistent price drops. It is far more difficoult for me to know if the same tendency is ongoing in Europe. A first check on the german website idealo.de do not confirm a massive ammount of price drops like in US.

Anyway, here the list of the discounts. If you click on the shop name you will jump directly to the product page.

CAMERAS:
– The blue and champagne Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm price is now $529.00 on Amazon. You save $70.99!
– The Olympus E-P2 + lens but without viewfinder now is in Stock for $899 on Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
– The Panasonic GF1 + 14-45mm lens is in Stock for $754.95 on Amazon and BHphoto
– The Panasonic GH1 + 14-140mm lens is in Stock for $1,189.95 on Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto

LENSES:
– On Amazon you can get the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens for $356.95. You save $43.00!
– The Panasonic 7-14mm lens is in Stock for $999.95 on Adorama and BHphotoAmazon

REMINDER:
The Olympus 9-18mm lens is in Stock on BHphoto. One of our reader wrote us that the same lens is shipping via Amazon US (His credit card has been charged).

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  • JeremyT

    Just ordered the Panny 20mm from Amazon. I’m sure it’ll drop again eventually, but it’s finally reached a point that I feel comfortable with, so I’m ready to take the hit :)

  • STEPPER

    Don’t look much like price drops to me…
    $850.00 for E-P2 body only? A month ago you could have the E-P2, Viewfinder and lens for a grand! Certainly the kit lens and viewfinder are worth more than $150.00 together.

  • brian beller

    yeah, sony shows the nuts ;)

  • Hayertjez

    Well It`s 23:00 so there aren`t many people at work:) But it`s great news. I hope the G2 will be cheap too. Would you like to post previous prices like you did this time but for all the camera`s or is this too much to ask.

  • WT21

    I ain’t touching that Panny 7-14 until it’s like $700 (even used). I hope sony releases an UWA to force the m43 versions to drop more. $1K for an UWA is too much for me. The 11-22 Tokina for Canon could be had for $320 used, and it was also F4. The Panny is a bit wider, and also smaller/lighter, but not $670 extra worth.

  • Paul

    Well, the GF1 with 20mm lens is now £599 from Simply Electronics…

  • jt

    For me prices are still far too high, except for the EPL1. That looks like a good deal. Only problem is I wouldn’t want the kit lens but the 17mm or pay more and get it bundled with one of the two new lenses, particularly the 9-18mm. That’s a good looking lens.

  • Harry Caul

    I think they must have screwed up the listing, but on Sunday evening Amazon had the EP-2 listed with kit lens AND VIEWFINDER for $899! I bought it and it is supposed to be delivered tomorrow… I hope it is actually included. It definitely says it is on my order which reads as follows:

    1 “Olympus PEN E-P2 12.3 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens and Electronic View Finder”
    Electronics; $899.99
    Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC

  • Harry Caul

    $899 without the viewfinder doesn’t seem like a deal at all… the EP-2 with viewfinder is listed at $1030 on Amazon right now. You’d be better off buying that one and selling the viewfinder for $200 on eBay if you really don’t want it.

  • I feel like we are playing the stock market, I am having Wallstreet flashes (the movie) of all the buyers in the stock exchange yelling out what they want to buy and sell.

  • JeremyT

    Yeah, Amazon had the E-P2 with vf for $899, a much better deal. I don’t think the E-P2 kit without the EVF makes sense economically; if you know you’ll never want the EVF, you should just get the E-P1, and if you think you *might* want it later, just get the E-PL1.

    Lens prices, though, are definitely getting better. Hopefully Sony will push them down more, but I have a general sense that outside of the APS-C sized sensor the Sony stuff will be oriented more towards the “low end” than existing m4/3 products.

  • Quote: “yeah, sony shows the nuts”

    Brian, seriously you will buy a Sony mirrorless? A camera with only one lens provider. Sony just miss the boat. With Panasonic and Olympus I can shoot with my M4/3’s lenses, 4/3’s lenses, Zuiko lenses, Leica M lenses, and a couple of Nikon lenses I bought during a past unfortunate relationship with Nikon (what an exiting opportunity).

    Regards

  • Infared

    Amazon also has and incredibly low price on the Lumix DMC-G1 with the 14-45mm lens (blue body only) for $623.95!!!
    I was thinking of picking up that lens($449.95) for my GF1..but hell …for an extra $173.96 I can get a GREAT micro 4/3’s spare camera body. I may have to go that route. I do not want video or a touch screen…so the new G2 is not an attractive “next step” for my needs.

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