Olympus XZ-1 sells for $199. E-PL5 in Stock at Amazon (overpriced) and in Germany!

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Olympus is clearing their XZ-1 stocks and is selling the camera for $199 via Amazon (Click here). And guess what…both the silver and black versions are now on top of the popularity ranking at Amazon (Click here).

And for the first time also the new Olympus E-PL5 is in Stock via third party resellers at Amazon (Click here). But you pay $75 extra for it! You may wait a couple of days to get it for the regular price! And the E-Pl5 is also in Stock for the first time in Europ at Ringfoto on eBay Germany!

New PEN preorders:
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,

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  • Hopefully the E-PL5 will be in stock next week when I visit Hong Kong. I really want to try the Video tele-converter. Dunno why no-one else seems to be curious about this feature. Up to 4x zoom at full HD using a crop of the sensor. Looks like zooming can be done during filming, using the touch screen, and any part of the image can be zoomed, not just the centre.
    I’m looking forward to using my 45/1.8 as a 180/2.8, and my 200/3.0 as an 800/3.0!

  • Anonymoose

    Are there any XZ-1 deals in Europe?

  • Anonymous

    XZ-1 is still very good compact camera, for 200$ is realy cheap. Photos IQ won’t be worse then from PEN (old panasonic sensors) with slow kit-zoom. XZ-1 can do the same things like PEN series. It has IS, has ability to remote control of flashes, we can connect XZ1 with FL-36, FL-50, Metz’s flashes, special lights from Oly for macro. Very good camera, and now – very cheap.

  • Yun

    Although the EPL5 is very good but I still prefer to wait & see what are next from Olympus & Pana . If the review is true , the EPL5 is having a great sensor than 5N , this definitely deserve big praise in m4/3 arena . The next incoming models will be even greater .
    As for Pana , the very highend camera remain mysterious & GX2 if coming , only minor improvement over it’s predecessor I predict , not worth to upgrade at all .

  • Anonymous

    It’s already selling in Hong Kong since the 16th Oct.

    • Thanks Anon! Any clues on which shop (actual shop) to find it in?

      • Anonymous

        check out this link (some chinese in it but a few english shop names. it’s available in the major stores e.g. fortress, broadway but prices are nearer to RRP)

        http://www.price.com.hk/product.php?p=145845

        • Thanks for the link, that’s great info. Should be able to find one!

  • Sören

    XZ-1 sells for 340 Euros at Amazon-Germany.
    For 200 Euro, I would immediatly recommend it to my colleague who
    is searching a camera in this prize range…

  • cd

    just picked up an xz-1 for 50 from Wolf camera going out of business yesterday….played around with it for a while and does seem like a pretty good point and shoot.

  • alffastar

    This deal on XZ1 is definitely a no brainer and immediately got one! Thanks for the info!

    Now I have to decide whether to get (E-PL5 + PL25mm + VF) OR (E-M5 + Pana 20mm) along with my 12mm and 45mm. Now that I have the XZ1 I guess the better option is the E-M5.

    The agony of the initial build up of a system is ALMOST over :)))

  • yoyo

    how good is it compared to the gf3 deal?

    • Jorginho

      Depends on the lens you put in front of it. A 20 m 1.7, 45 mm 1.8 or 12-35 f2.8 will give you MUCH better IQ.

  • a

    This looks like a nice deal for the XZ1. The video mode seems a bit outdated and has mixed reviews. Otherwise, I’d probably go for it. Can someone comment on the video? I don’t have high expectations for P&S, but at least want video IQ that is comparable to other cameras in this class.

  • Dugo

    Re. Olympus XZ-1…. I guess you can get this old thing for $200…. or for the same exact 200 bucks, you can get a brand new Nikon Coolpix L310 that has the same size and type sensor, higher resolution panel, and a 21x optical zoom instead of 4x, as with the Oly. Tough choice, hmmm?

    • BearT

      What do you mean? XZ-1 features a 1/1.7 inch sensor while the L310 has a 1/2.3 inch sensor, if I am not mistaken.

    • Tim

      Nikon = no dial, not compact and only got f 3.1-5.8

      while the Oly = 2 dial, fits in a shirt poket and got f 1.8-2-5

      i guess the only thing where the nikon really is better is the zoom range…

  • JP

    That is a good deal, not as good as a MFT camera, of course, but considering not long ago that camera was $500 and it is so well reviewed, that deal is utterly phenomenal.

  • Dave

    One on the way…thanks admin!!

  • jack

    just bought a black one 🙂

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