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(FT5) Body only and 17mm kit to ship in June (no 14-42mm kit yet).


I got a confirmation from multiple sources that the new Olympus E-P5 will ship in June. And there is also a surprise. At the beginning Olympus will offer the body only and the 17mm kit version only! There will be no 14-42mm kit yet (it may come later).

There is still a big “???” on the final price. Early rumors I got from an anonymous source said the price will be around $1000 with kit lens. If you consider that the actual (discounted) price for the 17mm lens is $449 (here at Amazon) this sounds a bit too good to be true. I expect the price to higher /the $1,000 price may be refered to a future 14-42mm kit option). I hope sources are reading this and may help me to gather this info. Thanks!

Reminder: Announcement next week on Friday May 10 at 6am London time.

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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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