First Olympus E-PL3 cameras in Stock at BHphoto and Amazon Germany and France!


The new Olympus E-PL3 (repeat E-PL3 not E-P3) is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here), Amazon Deutschland (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here). It will be in Stock at Amazon UK on August 31. It is the very first time I see the camera in Stock in Europe and US. Feel free to comment this post with more shop links if you find it elsewhere!

REMINDER: Those are the direct search links to all the new Pana/Oly stuff:
Panasonic G3 search page at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
Panasonic GF3 search page at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 search page at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
Olympus E-P3 search page at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
Olympus 12mm f/2.0 search page at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 page at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

  • lnqe-M.
  • Wait? what? no kit with 17mm??

  • Anonymous

    Admin ; i just saw a mocked up of Fuji X10 @ photo rumors

    • admin

      Fuji? Where? Cannot find it.

  • Anonymous

    Is in photorumors on facebook which lead to japanese website

    • admin

      Fake :)

  • marilyn

    that was a week ago… yeah its fake

  • tigermanrocks

    Epl3 in black available in the Leeds branch of jessops. I was a bit worried about the lack of grip but with the kit lens it really isn’t an issue. Just playing around auto focus was a bit faster than g3 an loads be tter than nex5. V impressed

    • BillF

      Bought it at Jessops Birmingham on Saturday. They said it wasn’t available but I told them I had had email from Jessops saying it was and then found they had 3 in stock. Lovely camera, screens a bit small on 4:3 but really clear. Couldn’t afford e-p3 to replace my e-p1 but really like flip used as waist – level finder. Just taking some nice pictures of bees on our lavender swaying in the wind using C-AF with TR which was impossible with e-p1.

  • mark

    there is a great user review write up on robin wong’s blog about the 45mm f1.8, do check it out. the lens seem mighty sharp.

    • Not just mighty sharp but also the bokeh looks really good! I’m happy that I have this lens on order.

  • gusda

    I wish. I was in the UK right

  • Its in stock in several stores in Sweden to :) BUT, every new product is so extremely overpriced in beginning in Sweden so I will have to wait a few months until the price drops to a reasonable level. But, then.. BANG! Street Photography with the worlds fastest autofocus! OMG, I´ll have so much fun!

    • I remember once having seen in a duty free shop at Helsinki airport the price of some Nokia phones, and my jaw dropped. Not in a good way, quite unfortunately..
      Det vet jag, att det dit är inte Sverige, men… I can clearly imagine what you mean by overpriced.

    • Mr. Reeee

      I like waist-level shooting, so the pivot screen coupled with the 20mm, or Nokton 35mm f1.4, would make a nice street combo. I’d especially like to see how it handles manual focus and Manual mode compared to the GH2.

      The lack of grip really doesn’t bother me. At waist -level I hold a camera by the lens, not the body, keeping my right hand free to adjust exposure, etc.. Besides, I would never spend the money on a VF-2, since I already have a GH2.

      The metal body is nice looking! I wonder when a body-only will be available. I have zero interest in either kit lens.

  • funky

    Its in stores in Australia, price range from AU$670 – $800 for the single lens kit, or from AU$870-$1000 for the double lens kit, think i’ll pick mine up tomorrow!

    • exe

      Sorry for being out of topic
      But where did you can buy olympus / m43 product with good price here in australia ?
      thank you very much :)

  • What I don’t understand is how the movie mode is labeled 720p if it is from 30fps doubled. Isnt that 720i?
    Would you be able to do slow motion effects with this type of movie setting?

    • Jim

      no its still p not i, as the frame is recoded in 1 go not split into 2 distinct time periods…. an i coding would produce half the lines at time x and the other half at time xX but a doubled p is still capturing the whole frame at the same time period x but then just duplicating the frame twice to fill a 60fps coding!….. what this realy is, is 720p @ 30fps…

    • Jim

      N.B. Slow mo would be a crappy 15fps…. no go!

      To be honist video formats are becomming redundant as they come out…
      the i/p thing is silly – we live in a progressive world, no screens sold now are interlaced… so you might as well forget all interlaced formats…. bang goes 50% of the formats avalible :)

      720p had the advantage over 1080 that it could capture 60fps…. well no sooner has HD technology become widely avalible, 1080p can now do 60fps… so scrub out 720p it offers nothing more now days (well as soon as vitaly does his magic – but more genraly 1080 60p is being offered)…

      24fps is just an arkaik throw back… its crap 60fps is WAAAYYY better and for all the naysayers I bet your kids will not want to be looking at 24fps they will all want 60fps! – even in the cinema!!!

      PAL/NTSC swich 50/60fps… well long gone is the days when the A.C. frequency generation rules the refresh of our screens… all screens can do 60fps why bother limmiting it to 50 because when tape was king this was an issue… we should all gravitate to 60fps… the TV broadcast companys will eventualy get off there asses and show any format anywhere… its gonna go net based soon anyway, is it not? Deffinatly no reason to keep 2 formats alive when 1 is lacking!

      And what was that HDV 1440 sqiffy pixels rubbish – if the tech could not do proper HD why bother inventing a half format that will never be shown on a native screen?….

      So my gripe is why the hell do we bother these days with anything other than 1080 60p (when I say we I mean the manufactures as much as the users)… shawly time will (if it not already has) make all the other formats odd, redundant and flawed!

      I’m sick of all these formats they are all incomatible and give me a hard time… why not just have the one that does the job right in the first place, the tech is ready for it – 1080 60p can down convert into any other format you like (ok not perfictly, but better than any other format can as its not frame doubling, just frame dropping) so just lookfor and work with 1080 60p Job Done!

  • SteveO

    E-PL3 available at B&H in US in any color provided it’s silver ;). All other colors are still pre-orders.

    • Would there a be a benefit if the only place you plan to showcase your videos were the internet so a 720p would offer you a much smaller file (saving hard drive space) and quicker uploads over 1080p?

      • Jim

        Of course – 720p will save you file/cpu use :) But it is not as versitile as the 1080p…

        For current internet use 720p is ideal. its plenty good quality and will stream well. As long as you know its not going to be used in every broadcast situation 720p is a good video format.

        P is nicer to work on than i as having feilds can make grabbing a still a bit more tricky – in P each and every frame is like a normal photo making work on the frame easy. With i its a mish mash of hrizantal bands if there is much motion on the frame/image.

        Work 720p and you should have no problems.

        If you want to have the possibility of moving/broardcasting to any format then work 1080 60p :)

        • Thanks for re-confirming my suspicions. As I create lots of clips daily time is of the essence in getting things uploaded before my competition (news-type blog) so 720p at 60fps is my ideal format currently. I understand everyone has different needs but I wonder how many people chase megapixels rather than other features on a camera when the extent of what they may use it for is to share photos on facebook, lol

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