The sub $800 price battle. Fuji-Sony aggressive discount!

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Not only the features of a new camera but also the constantly changing prices can change the panorama of the mirrorless market. And that is exactly what happened yesterday. Both, Fuji and Sony dramatically dropped the prices of their mirrorless cameras:

Fuji:
What until some time ago was perceived as a nice but still expensive system now got an impressive pride drop. The Fuji X-E1 can be bought for $799 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. And the X-PRO 1 for $1,199 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. Both cameras got a $200 discount! And the offer is even more impressive if you consider that by adding a lens or more lenses you can save up to $1,300! Just try the different combinations rebates at BHphoto (Click here) and click on the “Click Here To Save $300 On Fujifilm XF 18-55mm Zoom Lens” link.

Sony:
The Sony NEX-6 is now priced at $748 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Panasonic-Olympus: While the G6 still can hold up well ($749 with kit lens and shipment on June 21 at Amazon) the Olympus E-P5 ($999 for body only, June 28 shipment) will have a hard time fighting particularly against the Fuji X-E1 which is also perceived as a “high quality photographers camera” like the E-P5. Particularly Olympus has to re-think their product pricing strategy. The E-P5 is a nice camera, but probably $200 too expensive on the US market. And 100 Euro too expensive in Europe. The likely best bet for Olympus is the E-PL5. $200 cheaper than the mentioned cameras, same OMD sensor and tilting LCD. I hope Olympus is hearing us and they may launch a “Fuji style” rebate on body and kits!

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Double hint from Pekka…

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Pekka continues to raise the suspense on the next new OMD model by hinting tidbit

First Pekka wroteFor some of us E-P5 actually moves our expectations to the next model in OM-D line. I know pretty much what will be the big highlight of this body. Quite obvious to everyone seeing E-P5 should be that the next OM-D series model goes well above E-M5 in features. Incorporating VF-4 should be just one of them. And that is all I can say now…

And now: “E-P5 AF with 4/3 system lenses: Maybe there is a slight improvement over E-M5 maybe not. I tried shortly but did not notice anything worth closer look because the real thing for 4/3 lens owners is already on its way.

Meantime PChome (google translated) had an Interview with Olympus manager Mr. Haruo. And the interviewer couldn’t spill out any new info about the future releases but he said that he “got the feeling” that the new E-mount camera will be smaller than the previous E-5.

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For Europe: All Black E-M5 kit, EP3, E-PL5 and E-Pm2 refurbished auctions.

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I promise I will soon post new OMD rumors. Meantime EU readers can try to grab one of these nice full all Black E-M5 refurbished kits auctions:
auction 1 and auction 2.

Some more refurbished stuff:
E-P3:
auctions 1, auction 2, auction 3 and auction 4.
E-PM2:
auctions 1, auction 2, auction 3, auction 4, auction 5, auction 6, auction 7 and auction 8 E-PL5:
auctions 1.

And E-Pl1 and E-Pm1 kits can be found too again at Olympusmarket.

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It’s SD card deals day! 8GB card for $1!!!

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Today it’s SD card deals day! You better prepare for the future new Megapixel madness run by buying zillions of cards :)

You cna grab up to 60% off SanDisk cards at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). The deal is valid for today only! And there is a 65% off on the Sony 64GB SDHC/SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 R40 Memory Card on eBay US (Click here).

And sorry, but you missed an incredible deal where you could have had an 8GB SD card for $0,99 on eBay US (Click here). It sold out in 15 minutes only! To not miss any deals like that anymore be sure to subscribe our DealsRunner.com site where you can get automatically notified on crazy deals like that. You will not have to wait for me posting this on 43rumors :)

More new deals:
The Olympus 14-150mm lens got a $110 discount through third party reseller at Amazon (Click here).
$200 off on the Apple 16GB iPod touch with FaceTime – Black or White – 4th Generation for $159 at eBay US (Click here).
Think Geek (Click here) is giving 20% OFF on orders over $75!
Canon PIXMA PRO-10 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer at Adorama (Click here).

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OM to MFT Speed Booster to be announced soon!

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I have been told by multiple sources that Metabones will do me (sorry us) a favour and release the new OM to MFT Speed Booster adapter within the next few weeks! That’s great news for all us OM lens owners! All lenses will become faster and FF equivalent. Here is the Metabones pdf file that explains how to do the math. An example, the 35mm f/2.0 OM lens on the Speed Booster becomes a 25mm f/1.4 lens.

And as you know there are a huge amount of OM lenses we can use! This is just the list of the prime lenses…Click on the link to check the price and auctions on eBay: 21mm f/2.0 and 21mm f/3.5 lens, 24mm f/2.0 and 24mm f/2.8 and 24mm f/3.5 shift lens, 28mm f/2.0 and 28mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/3.5 lens, 35mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.8 shift lens, 40mm f/2.0 lens, 50mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.0 macro and 50mm f/3.5 lens, 55mm f/3.5 macro lens, 85mm f/2.0 lens, 90mm f/2.0 macro lens, 100mm f/2.0 and 100mm f/2.8 lens, 135mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/3.5 lens, 180mm f/2.0 and 180mm f/2.8 lens, 200mm f/4.0 and 200mm f/5.0 lens, 250mm f/2.0 lens, 300mm f/4.5 lens, 350mm f/2.8 lens,, 400mm f/6.4 lens, 500mm f/8.0 lens, 600mm f/6.6 lens, 1000mm f/11 lens.

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