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New Olympus E-P5 and Black Lens preorders are up at BHphoto (UPDATE: and Adorama)!


The new stuff still hasn’t been officially announced yet but preorders can already be placed at BHphoto. You can see plenty of pictures and specs too:

E-P5 Black at Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-P5 White at Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-P5 Silver at Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-P5 Black with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-P5 Silver with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
17mm f/1.8 Black at Bhphoto (Click here).
45mm f/1.8 Black at Bhphoto (Click here).
75mm f/1.8 Black at Bhphoto (Click here).
VF-4 viewfinder at Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).


Not that in USA only there is not E-P5 with 14-42mm kit option yet. That kit will be available from the start in Europe and Japan only. The bad news is that the body only is a tiny bit too expensive (in my opinion) but there are also two good news: The E-P5 with VF-4 and 45mm lens makes you save $220. And the Black Lenses have exactly the same price as the Silver version.

  • Cheetos


    • Cheetos

      NVM. Misread the title. Thought the price was for body and lens. BOO!!!

    • Anonymous

      I put my name in the line,..cant wait to read the review

  • Anonymous

    wow, are you kidding me oly? 1k for body only wtf.

  • Ryan

    Seems like the body lens + EVF is the deal of the day. You get the EVF for free, with that purchase. 999 for body, 499 for 17mm and 279 for EVF. Yet its 1499 for all. Thats a decent deal.

    • Ross

      That’s actually $1449 for the full kit.



      But seriously, what a Joke!

  • Pei

    That’s an expensive E-P camera. $100 more than E-P3 and without lens. I don’t think Olympus get the memo that there are a lot more competition since E-P3’s release and even back then E-P3 was overpriced by a few hundred vs E-PL2.

  • Cheetos

    At this price, I might as well go for the OMD EM5 body which can be had for around $900-$950. Sure I love the 1/8000sec, ISO 100, improved IBIS, but I love to save money more.

    • Ross

      The OM-D was at a higher price to start with & the E-P5 price will also come down.

      • Cheetos

        I was waiting for the pricing of the E-P5 to decide between it and the E-M5. I was leaning toward the E-P5 bc I thought the price would be around $700-800. Now I’m leaning more toward the E-M5. It’s a little older in tech but I think the E-P5 picture quality will probably only be marginally better. The trade off for built in EVF and weather sealed and $100 cheaper for the E-M5 compared to the 1/8000 shutter, ISO 100, and better IBIS for the E-P5 is okay with me, even though I would have preferred the E-P5 newer tech side better. Will wait a month or 2 after E-P5 release to see if there are any good deal or sale and will decide which I will purchase.

        • If it helps you decide, I suspect that the difference in IBIS will be minimal (as far as I can tell the only difference is the E-P5 detects intentional panning for when you’re taking photos of moving subjects like someone passing by quickly on a bike). Also, the LOW ISO feature is not simply called ISO100 for a reason: the native ISO is still 200. What you’ll likely see is highlight clipping when choosing LOW ISO.

          The 1/8000 shutter speed and the new tech like wifi seem to be the biggest improvements, really, aside from the sleeker form factor if EVF isn’t important to you. I’d say the E-M5 is a much better buy both today and two months from now, but of course it depends on your specific preferences and needs.


  • Too Bad

    At that kind of price, I will wait for the Premium Pen! LOL!!! :):):)

  • Damn Oly

    E-P5 –Body only; 999$

    VF4 – 279$

    Zuiko 17/1.8 =499$

    Body Kit Lens + VF =1449

    Damnn ,.wish i dont have the 17/1.8 and VF2,.the body kit Lens plus The New VF4 = 1,777 $ plus TAX

    You save 328 $

    • Damn Oly

      I mean if you by them separately ,.the cost is $1777

      • Cheetos

        I guess if you really want the body only then you can buy the body kit lens and sell the lens and the VF-4. You can have the body for around $800, which is acceptable, but still, that’s a lot of work to get that price.

  • Hifinut

    Looks alone will not save E-P5 with this pricing. No wonder the Singapore marketing put it in the body bag before it is launch.

  • AG

    That’s a premium price for body-only and the kit price is going up against the Fuji XE-1.
    It will be $500 by next year though.

    • Damn Oly

      considering if you don’t have External VF,.and Zuiko17/1.8,.if you buy a body kit lens and VF4 together ,.the price of the Body is equal to = $1449 – $778 =$678,.yes the body price it’s like $678

      • Vlad

        Problem is, both the E-P5 and 17mm are overpriced.

    • Hifinut

      There is rumors of a cheaper XE1 without the viewfinder coming soon selling for $550. How does the EP5 compete with that?

      • Vlad

        It doesn’t. I wonder how long Olympus can keep these outrageous prices.

  • Sqweezy

    Body only looks severely overpriced compared to the NEX-6. At $899 you get an integrated viewfinder, a kit lens, and a larger sensor. True, the E-P5 bests it in some areas, but not at a point where the price is justified. Even die-hard fans may find this price point to be too rich for their blood. Luckily, I am able to wait.

  • Anonymous

    This price is forcing me to get the G6…..

  • Anonymous

    As lots of us have been saying, the most premium thing about the e-P5 is the price.

    To me, premium means you don’t skimp anywhere.

    There’s too many areas where the E-P5 is sub par.

    Grip, video, inbuilt HDR, GPS, Panaroma, view finder, weather sealing, battery (see grip).

    A grand for a premium Pen would be fine. This just isn’t it, yet.

    • Anonymous

      Well said and agree 100%

      • Ryan

        I agree as well.

        Should have been weather sealed and should have had the VF4 built in.

        799 would be a good starting price. 999 is too much.

  • PannyBoom

    This just showed up on bhphoto :

    OM-D E-M5 M.ZUIKO 17mm f/1.8 Lens Limited Edition Bundle

    • PannyBoom

      The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera and M.ZUIKO 17mm f/1.8 Lens Limited Edition Bundle contains the E-M5 mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital camera and the fast M.ZUIKO 17mm f/1.8 lens as well as a metal lens hood and metal lens cap, all packaged together in an elegant limited edition wooden box.

    • Cheetos

      Why am I more excited about this news than I am of the E-P5 and it’s price and bundle? =/

  • The G6 looks like a bargain!


      It IS a Bargain!!

  • Adorama and BHphoto’s initial pricing looks ambitious, I’d expect some offers and price drops within a few weeks. However the “product highlights” look they will be very effective in attracting sales….

  • true homer

    did i or did i not say it would be 999$ body only? 1100$ for the premium and the rest you know.
    its amazing some people thing the 1500$ bundle is a deal

  • Doug

    Enough of this BS. Design a modern looking camera or else.

  • efrum

    saw the price and ordered the em5 right after

  • Disgusting and pathetic pricing. Doubt I will get this now.

    • djmdgk


  • pan galactic

    I see they didn’t re-issue the black 12mm in a non-limited edition, as was rumored.

    • Not yet. Expect to see a standard black 12 mm lens with a silver-and-blue decorative ring on the barrel in a short while. ;-)

  • Camaman

    WOW $450 extra for the lens and EVF sounds like a great deal.
    But they are shafting us on the body only offer!

    Oh! Have they release the EVF hard case yet?
    I heard its gonna be sold individually for $69

  • AG

    At this price, I’m just waiting and watching, not buying. I have to see what I sell and it’s created a lot more effort than I anticipated. There will probably be another OM-D soon with the new tech.

  • Uberzone

    Where is the black overpriced lens hood for my black 75mm?

  • Mike

    Nice camera but not worth a grand without a decent lens. $1K with the 17 1.8 would be a fair deal.

    I personally would never consider an APS-C camera of any kind as I consider that format too middle of the road preferring full frame and m4/3 kits. But most people don’t think that way and are happy to go APS-C and with these prices for a body that lacks an EFV, the NEX system will surely attract new buyers while m4/3 loses ground.

    I think Olympus is moving the this premium Pen line to the OM-D price point as that line will soon move up the ladder reaching pro spec at a higher price point. Remember when Olympus officially declared the EM-5 was “not a professional camera”
    due to the EFV quality.

  • CaverDave

    The just announced E-P5 does look to be a good camera even if it is a little overprice. My wife has an E-PL2 with the two kit lenses and I have the E-M5. Anyhow, my wife wants a new camera for her birthday at the end of June. The optional EVF lives on the hotshoe of her E-PL2. I have been leaning toward getting her the E-M5 (because of the fact that the optional evf lives on her E-PL2) even after reading all the rumors about the E-P5. Now that the camera is announce and the price is out there. I will most definitely be getting her the E-M5. Yes, the E-PL5 has some nice features, like the smaller AF points, WIFI, 1/8000 shutter, IBIS when panning, focus peaking, but at the price the E-M5 looks to be a better deal.

    • Cheetos

      I agree with you. If they don’t reduce the price within the first 2 months, the EM5 will be my purchase. The EM5 is more than capable for what I need it for.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know when the black lenses preferably the 75mm is shipping?

  • jimbo

    no thanks olympus.

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