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Olympus E-M5 in Stock at BHphoto and Adorama (US deals summary)


The E-M5 with 14-42mm kit lens is now back in Stock at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). The body only and 12-50mm kit will ship in larger amount by early-mid May only.

US deals reminder

$100 price drop on all Olympus E-P3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PL3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PM1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
Panasonic GF3 with 14mm pancake lens sells for $395 at Amazon (Click here). Consider that the 14mm pancake alone costs $310. It means you get the camera for less than $100!
The Panasonic 45-200mm lens is now in Stock for $199 only at Amazon (Click here).
E-P1 body only sells for $149 at Amazon (Click here to get the cheapest of all m43 cameras) and is the m43 hotseller at Amazon (Click here to see the ranking).
The Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 is back in Stock at Bhphoto (Click here).

  • v

    tempting, but the 12-50 would serve me better. i’m going to wait it out. hope someone gets it fast.

  • Chris K

    Adorama shows in stock, but when you add it to cart it says “we’re out temporarily”. >:(

  • Anonymous

    Bummer. I wonder what the news source is for early to mid may only for larger shipments of 12-50 and body only kits. Not that I dispute that as that appears to be what is going on/going to happen.

    I’d really, really love my OM-D silver body only before I go away for Memorial day weekend the end of May (and it would be fun to have for a wedding I am attending on the 19th).

  • coel

    Thanks for the heads up. Order placed on BH, should be here tomorrow. :)

    Wanted to like/keep the GX1, but the DPReview review wasn’t helping…

  • Mattm

    I wish there was a place / discussion thread for people to post when their pre-orders were filled and by whom. I’d like to know how far out my Amazon order still, since they are supposed to be filling them first come first serve.

  • BHPhoto is already out of stock too. But they inform me that the body with 12-50mm will ship in “large quantities” by early mid-may.

  • ne130dy

    I just placed an order at B&H. My status went straight to BACKORDER. I just cancelled my order.

    • babbit

      Mine also went to backorder right after I ordered, so I went to the forums to check out other people’s status. After an hour or so, the status updated and it looks like it is going to be shipped from the warehouse and received tomorrow = ).

  • Kyle

    BH does not have stock, despite them listing it as such. I went through the whole order process, had my card charged and then my shipping notice said backordered. Cancelled, last time I deal with them.

  • coel

    I guess my order got in just in time. I revisited the product page and the kit was back to backordered state on BH. Checked my order status and it’s “In stock, order sent to warehouse.” Phew! I am not canceling my body-only order on Amazon until I get shipping notice though. Things always can go wrong…

  • El Duderino

    I’m so glad I looked locally last minute. This whole ordeal has been a terrible for Olympus. Hell it made me leery to buy the camera with how badly they screwed this launch.

    But I got it, and I’m loving it mostly thus far.

    • Panda9

      This is actually par for the course with most camera releases. Ask anyone about the D800, GH2, NEX7, etc. etc. It’s still bothersome, but it isn’t an Olympus-only issue.

    • caver3d

      Olympus did not screw up the launch. The preorder demand has been much greater than they anticipated (which says a lot about how good this camera really is). They are still much better about releasing new products than Panasonic.

      BTW, I ordered Feb. 7 from Amazon and am still waiting. But it is worth the wait.

  • Tom

    The video-specific features of the GH2 and presumably upcoming GH3 make me choose those over the E-M5.

  • Jason

    Just bought it from Adorama!

    I’ll be selling my EPL-2 this week or next.

    • Chris K

      Make sure it’s shipping before you sell your EPL2. Adorama doesn’t have any right now, it seems.

      • Jason

        I won’t sell the EPL2 until I receive it, but Adorama did confirm that the E-M5 + 14-42 was in stock at the time I ordered and it should ship out today or tomorrow. $99 premium over the body only that I had on pre-order and I will just sell the 14-42 mm lens. (I got the 14-42 II with my EPL2 and sold that immediately as well – the 14-42 mm just doesn’t do it for me, decent kit lens though.)

  • Achiinto

    I still remember the day I spent 1000$ to preorder my E-p1. Luckily it was white and for my girlfriend.

  • Riki

    What I want to know is:

    What happens with the “buy an E-M5 before the end of May get an accessory free”??

    Not only is my preordered body only silver (ordered 8th Feb) going to take a while – but the 300R doesn’t appear in stock anywhere either. Sounds like I shouldn’t expect them before the deal closes :-(

  • coel

    Just for those in the same situation, my order from today’s little “opening” from BH just got shipped. ;)

  • Dan Smith

    Dpreview just reviewed it. It wasn’t the most positive preview imaginable.

    • Chris K

      You’re right. They didn’t claim it would create peace across the world with every photo you snap. But it was a hugely positive review nonetheless.

  • i just got an email saying its on its way from adorama, i was going to gert it from amazon but they suck. any way it coming cant wait

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