E-M5 is now in Stock in Asia!


Readers reported us that the E-M5 is shipping in Japan (here at Amazon and Kakaku), Philippines, Hong Kong (Digitalrev), Malaysia (here on eBay) and some other Asian countries. Europeans and Americans have to wiat up to 2-3 weeks before to see the first camera shipments. Be patient! :)

Preorders: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

USA: E-M5 on position 8/13/19 (Click here)
UK: E_M5 isn’t doing as well as in USA (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 13 and 14 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 4/11/14 (Click here).

  • Sounds good. Now I may hope that mine will really be delivered on 12th April. be

    • Don’t worry, Olympus is pretty good to put things on the market quickly. A thousand times better than Panasonic.

      • Corey

        It would be nice if they gave a bit more solid of a date than “approximately the first half of April” though.

      • spam

        But then again, they have been pushing the E-P1 in new disguises for years now.

        • caver3d

          What does that mean? Irrelevant comment by you.

          • Charlie

            It’s spam … from spam.

          • spam

            I wouldn’t say it’s irrelevant, it’s obviously easier to get new camera to the marked when they are just small modifications to the last generation. Panasonic have struggeled to get some new models out, but also had more significant improvements. It’s just the last generation Pens (better af) and the new EM-5 that have had real improvements compared to the E-P1/E-PL1.

            • Bob B.


            • babbit

              Panasonic did not have any problems making the cameras. They had problems with their supply chain management. They were constantly waiting on material that they have been using for years to build their cameras. That caused delays in assembly. They were also very poor in distributing the cameras after they were assembled and ready to go. It takes them over a month from leaving the factory door to the consumers hand. It takes companies like Olympus and Sony (despite the floods) about a week, and for the faster companies like Apple, you can literally have a product in your hands less than 24 hours after it has been checked off by the quality inspector in china. A newer tech or older tech camera is not the driver for Panasonic’s distribution speed.

            • caver3d

              Like I said, absolutely irrelevant. There is a vast difference between the E-P1 and the E-M5. Stop spouting nonsense.

  • Castilano

    I hope that now we will finally see some reviews about video performance!

  • Jessy Plames

    I’m trying to recall what the delay was when the previous Pen cameras launched. I think it was less than two weeks though so I’d expect early pre-orders to ship relatively soon. Yes, Olympus is very good about getting cameras to market in good supply. The E-M5 might be their first where there are shortages though since it seems like it will be very popular.

  • Owww… I so want my E-M5… like NOW! :D

    Gotta remind myself to remain patient!

  • Having received a phone call last Monday telling me to expect delivery in a week or so, I received a phone call today saying it has been delayed until the third week in April. Not impressed! I’m in UK.

    • caver3d

      That is just torture. Hang in there.

  • still on schedule here, german pre-order will arrive around the 15th, while the dutch pre-order arrives at the 19th

  • Caption

    some people already got their EM5 in Taiwan tonight, so envy!!!

  • tmrgrs

    I think that Olympus USA will fill some of its earliest pre-orders this coming week (in 3 to 5 days I’m guessing). They have a history of sending them out at about the same time as they send their first shipments to the other retailers. Looking back to last summer with the three new PEN’s that were launched, what I’m describing is exactly what happened.

    • caver3d

      I thought I had ordered Feb. 8, but it turns out my order went in on Feb.7 with Amazon. So, I’m among the first group of orders with Amazon. We’ll see if these first orders coincide with what you are predicting for Oly USA and the vendors. But not to disappoint myself, it’s more likely going to be much later in April that I may see the E-M5.

  • Nawaf

    Here come the unboxing videos :P

    • caver3d

      Time to head over to YouTube

  • Doug

    All I have to say about this, is USA!! USA!! USA!! USA!!


    Would like to know that E-M5 is now variable in HK yet? Also the name of camera shop where I can buy it.

    Thxs for anyone for the info.

    • Chad

      digital rev seem to have it already

  • alffastar

    You guys must have waited eons to get to this human incarnation, and yet you cannot wait couple of weeks for a photo camera! This is not the way to break the samsara circle… or this camera is the best thing that happened to Universe since eons… not sure which one

    • Do

      I think gear forums in general aren’t exactly the home of desirelessnes and non-attachment.

  • Swejk


    When ordering the e-M5 without lens and no flash with is?
    Do you have information?

  • Rob

    My E-M5 should be arriving Monday 2nd :D

    Unfortunately it’s being delivered to my girlfriends house in Japan, and I’m not going to Japan for another week so don’t get to play yet :’-(

    • So, Rob, you have plenty to look forward to. Don’t forget the priority. Camera first!!!!

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