UPDATE: E-P3 will be in UK by August 31. 12mm Oly lens now in Stock at Adorama.


The brits just gave us a first idea about when the new Olympus E-P3 will be shipping in non asian countries. Amazon UK (Click here) now says the “item is due to be released on August 31, 2011.”

UPDATE: The new 12mm f/2.0 lens is now in Stock almost everywhere in US! At Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).

Other US deals reminder:
The Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 pancake is now in Stock for $329.97 at Amazon (Click here).
Black G3 with 14-42mm lens for $633 on Amazon (Click here)!
Adorama has the Voigtländer 25mm in Stock (Click here). And don’t forget that they are also accepting preorders on the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 lens (Click here)
You can now get the AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds camcorder with a free (!) 14-140mm zoom lens at BHphoto (Click here).
The Black and White Olympus XZ-1 are in Stock for $409 only at Amazon (Click here).

  • F I R S T !

    Deigitalrev already have stock and can ship to US and UK. 10-15% premium over preorder though. Is this grey-market gear?


    Amazon 3rd party has stock of black w/ 17mm. And 17th street photo has black with 17mm and black with it zoom.

    No silver to be found though!


    I am information king! I reform my self!

    Silver E-P3 with kit zoom available in US 2011/8/8!
    and White too, same date!

    Black already available for same as preorder price at soem vendors

  • withheld

    Olympus products have an international warranty so there is no grey market.

  • How about looking on ebay? It’s price at $200. I bought a used silver one last year for a little more then $200. It still working great since then.

  • Are the new primes (12mm and 45mm) coming in black at all?

    • I used a black 45mm last week. Dunno about the 12mm.

      • Carl

        What did you think of the 45mm, one that you’d want to get yourself? Thinking about this one or the Panny 25mm f1.4 DG … I know, much different focals, but I’d like either for “portrait, plus …”

      • Andyoz

        Wow really – there is a black 45mm lens. Are you sure it was the 45mm Oly lens? Thats great. I have never seen a picture of a black one. Hope they release both in black.

        What was the finish like – the same metallic finish but just in black?

        • tmrgrs

          I pre-ordered a 45/1.8 but I think it was depicted in silver(?). If there is going to be a black one available, maybe I should talk to somebody at Adorama about my pre-order.

  • Carl

    E-P3 black, with 17mm pancake, available on Amazon as In-Stock! Snagged one, we’ll see if it was just a glitch, or real …

  • tservo
    • An0n

      Yes, there were 7 showing yesterday (until Carl, above, bought one, I guess). And 12 black with the kit zoom. I’m waiting on silver, but no sign of stock anywhere yet.

  • Menno

    That date (august 31st) is mentioned since the release. I guess its a ‘save’ date because Amazone.co.uk doesent want to dissapoint anyone and they dont know the preciese stockdate…

  • 4/3’s man

    just picked up my ep3 and 12mm from srs in watford :-)

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