E-M5 ships in 1-2 months in USA :(

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I bet that one minute after posting this the camera will be sold :) Click here to grab the E-M5 body only at Amazon! UPDATE: Indeed the camera has been sold out and there is only an overpriced body available via third party resellers!

Meantime a bad news is that Amazon (Click here) reports that the E-M5 with 14-42mm kit lens will ship within 1-2 months only :(

Our USA readers still can enjoy plenty of other deals:
Here are the single Panasonic camera deals:
GH2 with lens for $749at Amazon (Click here).
Panasonic GF3 with 14mm pancake lens sells for $395 at Amazon (Click here).
Here are the single Panasonic lens deals:
$200 rebate on the 14-140mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$200 rebate on the 3D lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$150 rebate on the 45-200mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$100 rebate on the 45-175mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$80 rebate on the 14-42 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
PEN USA deals (and more)
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-P3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PL3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PM1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!

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Damian McGillyCuddy: “The new stuff I am playing with is even better than the E-5”

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Damian McGillyCuddy keeps posting some mysterious messages about an unknown new Olympus product. He got that huge package he marked with the tag “E-xxx“!  Damian writes: “I’m playing with some new and shiny stuff at the moment and as soon as I can I’ll let the cat out of the bag… promise ;0)  If I’m honest the new stuff I’m playing with is even better than the E5…

I really haven’t got any rumor about a new imminent Olympus Four Thirds or Micro Four Thirds announcement. So please keep your feet on earth! But to me this sounds like he is testing a new E-7 or not? It’s certainly NOT an indication but there are only few E-5 cameras left in the largets online store…Amazon (Click here).

I hope my trusted sources can send me some info about the package Damian got from Olympus UK :)

P.S.: Here are the search links to the current E-5 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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(UPDATED) Three third party battery for E-M5 in Stock for $34!?!?!!

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UPDATE: Incredible! I hope it’s not a joke but you can right now buy three(!) third party batteries for $34 on eBay (Click here to see the auction!!!). It has almost 1/6 of the price of the original Olympus battery (here on BHphoto). Hope it works as good as the original. Good to know it comes with a 24 months warranty!And don’t forget to check out for the super new Gariz E-M5 half leather cases: You can find them in Black (Click here) and Brown (Click here). Sexy :)

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Panasonic US launches new rebate (until May 5th).

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There seems to be a new rebate battle in USA! After Olympus also Panasonic launched a new rebate action that will last until May 5th. A super nice list of Lens deals is available at BHphoto (Click here).

Here are the single camera deals:
GH2 with lens for $749at Amazon (Click here).
Panasonic GF3 with 14mm pancake lens sells for $395 at Amazon (Click here).

Here are the single lens deals:
$200 rebate on the 14-140mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$200 rebate on the 3D lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$150 rebate on the 45-200mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$100 rebate on the 45-175mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$80 rebate on the 14-42 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

PEN USA deals (and more)
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-P3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PL3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PM1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!

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Speculation running wild after the Olympus teaser :)

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The video teaser you see her eon top created quite a buzz! Time to make a summary of what’s going on. First, Olympus sent out nuts to many journalists (like Techradar and Photographyblog for example). Damian Mcgillicuddy received a big mystery package from Olympus. And than we had that new teaser at http://getolympus.com/worldsfirst/ (I posted the video on top of this post).
Olympus is known to make such campaigns for important camera releases (the last one was for the Olympus E-M5 for example). So many here started to speculate that something BIG might will be announced soon. And also that “PRO image quality” statement sounds so good. There is even some chinese website listing the E-7 :)

But I think Olympus marketing is just playing a big game on the not so big (at least for me) Olympus TG-1 iHS camera that has been already leaked (via Photorumors). The video clearly suggest that this is a splashproof new Though camera (here is a list of these cameras on Amazon).

So should we give up all our hopes? The only thing that speaks for something really BIG is the package sent to Damian Mcgillicuddy.
He is a pro photographer and certainly not exactly the target customer for a Though camera! And looking at the size of the package he received this looks more like a big camera or big lens. I suspect he got an early production version of the 75mm f/1.8 or 60mm macro lenses. My sources told me that both lenses would arrive in early Summer. So may Olympus will soon give us the final specs and price and release date of these two jewels?

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