At least in US Olympus is playing a very aggressive pricing against the immediate competition. The Olympus E-PL2 just dropped by $40-50 on Amazon (Click here). The price now is $549 ($560 for the black model). That’s $150 less than the price of the Panasonic GF2 (Click here) and Sony NEX-5 (Click here). There is only one compact mirrorless camera that costs less, the Samsung NX100 (Click here). But for some reasons you might can explain it is not selling well. It has to be seen if Panasonic and Sony will “react” and lower the price too. In Europe the price difference between those cameras is very minimal. They all cost around 500 Euro.
Check price differences for yourself:
Olympus E-PL2 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Panasonic GF2 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Samsung NX100 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
P.S.: I didn’t mention the NEX-3 because it has been discontinued at (Check Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay).