(FT5) Price of the E-M1 and 12-40mm lens in YEN


There are the prices in YEN of the new Olympus camera and lens (Source: Digicameinfo). I converted the price in Euro and Dollar but as usual keep in mind that the price will be different because of TAX and VAT reasons.

1) E-M1 body ¥ 145,000
Converted: 1100 Euro or $1500

2) E-M1 with 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 kit lens ¥ 175,000
Converted: 1330 Euro or $1800

3) E-M1 with 12-40mm f/2.8 kit lens ¥ 220,000
Converted: 1670 Euro or $2200

4) Power Battery Holder HLD-7, ¥20,000
Converted: 151 Euro or $200

5) PT-EP11 Waterproof housing, ¥100,000
Converted: 750 Euro or $1000

6) 12-40mm f/2.8 lens only, ¥90,000
Converted: 681 Euro or $900

The good news is that the 12-40mm f/2.8 lens is cheaper than the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens!

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GX7 test by Magnum Photographer Thomas Dworzak


Magnum Photographer Thomas Dworzak tested the GX7 and you can see him in this video I embedded on top. Not as famous as Thomas but still enjoyable to watch if you speak German, there is a presentation video at SystemKamerForum on Youtube.

More GX7 bits: GX7 presentation in Japan at DC.watch. Image samples at Focus Numerique. And Spanish test by DSLRmagazine.

GX7 preorder list (Click on store name to open the GX7 price, specs and preorder page):
Silver GX7 body at Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK , Amazon JP.
Silver GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Henrys, Wex Deutschland, WexUK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 body at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.


GH3 now for $958. G5 for $380. 20mm pancake for $348.


And finally also Amazon dropped the price of the GH3 (Click here) and you can get it for $998 and a 4% Back in Reward which pushes the final price down to $958. Same reward applies for the G5 with kit lens (Click here), now $380.

And here are two more great deals:
The 20mm pancake can be bought for $348 at BHphoto (Click here and add the lens to cart to see the real price).
$100 off on the Olympus 60mm macro lens at CameraLand (Click here).


(FT5) First picture of the new 12-40mm f/2.8 Olympus MFT lens! And new pics of the E-M1.



And here it is the new 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO MFT lens from Olympus! And it looks great on the new E-M1 don’t you think? The images have been leaked (and now removed) in Japan (at “2ch“). Camera and Lens will be announced around September 10-11. What I still don’t know is the price of the new lens but I have been assured that the IQ is better than the one of the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens. And the new Olympus lens really doesn’t look that big after all!

Thanks Lin and Masato for finding these pics!